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 7  M^MVA^SSU.TJim^aGUU������AtsMW  ���������^'  /  S  "OLSt-^}  ./"I  ^e~j6^������&^L^si    d@>&~-  "\������-~������*������*S>t  AND SfMlLKAMBEN ADVERTISER.  Vol. II.  No. ,33.  HEDLEY, B. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1906.  $2.00, in Advance.  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000.    Reserve Fund, $4,500,000  OBITUARY.  HEAD  OFFICE,  B. ������. WALKER, General Manager  TORONTO  ALEX. LAIRD, Asst. Gen'l Manager  BRANCHES THROUGHOUT CANADA, AND IN  THE UNITED STATES AND ENGLAND  BANKING   BY  MAIL  Business may be transacted by mail with any branch  of the Bank. Accounts may be opened, and deposits  made or withdrawn by mail. Every attention is paid  to out-of-town accounts.  Penticton Branch  J. M. Christie, Manager.  WILLIAM E. BURRITT  RARRISTER,  SOLICITOR,  NOTARY PUBLIC,  COMMISSIONER,  ETC.  HEDLEY,       i :       : :       B. C.  CHARLES JE. SHAW  Cia'il Engineer,  Dominion   and    Provincial  Land Surveyor.  Orders may be left at Gazette office.  HEDLEY,  B. G.  R; H. ROGERS,  M.A., B.C.L.  SOLICITOR, CONVEYANCER,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.  Vernon,0 B. C.  Edw. G. Warren  ,.   Electrical Engineer and  Contractor  GREENWOOD,        -        B. C.  '-' "  REVELYS  STABLE  Headquarters for all Stage Lines  Express Office in Connection  Your.Avants for Livery or Team  AA'ork AA-ill bo attended to  by calling- Phone 1-2.  W.   F.  REVELY,   Proprietor  ���������������������������-���������"���������               >>  The deepest regret.was felt Avhen  it  became knoAvn on Thursday morning  last that John Greenhill had died during the night.  For several days it Avas  known that his condition Avas serious,  but feAv expected the end to come so  soon.   It is generally believed that the  immediate cause of death Avas typlioid  fever, principally from  the fact that  before he Avas taken down he had been  Avorking at Keremeos and Avas the first  to sicken of the number of cases that  haA'e since developed there.    Tt is understood ,   hoAvever,   that   there   Avere  other complications Avhich Avould tend  to obscure it.     Deceased Avas 05 years  old.     He Avas born at Hamilton Out.,  but before coming to British Columbia  he had lived a while   in   AVashington  state.   He came to British Columbia,  about 13 years ago, and resided at Na-  naimo, Rossland   and   Hedley.     The  funeral on Thursday Avas  largely attended. Rev. R. W. Hibbert officiated  and nianv floral offerings, in wreaths  and other designs, attested the esteem  in Avhich he aahs held.    Mrs..Greenhill  and daughter haA'e the sympatliAr of  all in their bereavement.  G0LDEN1EREME0S  Similkameen's contribution to  the California of Canada.  The Old Orchards and the New  The  Transition   Period���������Alfalfa Crop-  Effect of Cultivation���������Useful  Lessons Learned.  SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. MAIR.  Removes a Most Interesting  Personality.  Estimates Furnished on any Electrical Piioject for Power or Light  Grand Union  HnfW  HEDLEY, BlC;  HERRING & WINKLER, Proprietors  OLIVER & GLADDEN  {hot el I  iHEDLiy*'  K - '' '" ������������������  x   =================  X  X     Under   New   Management  THE   BEST   PROA'IDED  IN KITCHEN AND BAR  AND   E A'ERY   CARE  ��������� TAKEN FOR THE COM-  .FORT OF P A T R O N S.  :o:-  Civil & Mining Engineers  TWINES erndL  REAL   ESTATE  HEDLEY, B. C.  j?  X  f GIBBON   and   |  x   M c D ONALD   J  ft? J������  J Proprietors ������  Don't Sit in a Draught  to Cool Off  Take a cool draught in\vardl>'  of any of our beverages.  IRON BREW  Is the most wholesome, most  refreshing and most inviting  of all thirst quenchers���������tastes  good  and  does you good.  Vernon and Kelowna papers tell of  the sudden death of Mrs. Charles Mair,  AA'hich  took  place  in Victoria on the  18th inst.'   Deceased Avas stricken with  paralysis Avhile riding in a street car  and Avas taken to  the Royal Jubilee  hospital, but never regained consciousness.   The deceased AA'as Avell-knoAvn  to older residents of the Mission Valley, Avhere she resided Avith her husband in the earlier days of KeloAvna.  Her husband, Charles Mair, aa-1io made  for himself a. name in Canadian literature bv his drama "Tecumseh," and  and other  Avritings of high literary  merit, is at present in the Immigi*ation  serA'ice of the Dominion Government  at Lethbridge.    Besides her husband,  deceased  leaves three daughters and  one son to mourn her loss.   Her eldest  daughter, Mrs. Cann, is in the Northwest ; Mrs. Crichton and her younger  sister are still in the. Okanagan,  on  their farm on the east side of Okanagan lake, Avhere Mr. and Mrs. Ma ir  frequently spent   holidays; and   Mr.  Mair, junior, is in the employ of the  Molsons bank.    Deceased Avas a niece  of the late ex-Lieut.-GoA'ernor Schultz,  avIio played so prominent a part in the  first   Rie.1   rebellion,   in   maintaining  British ascendancy in most  troublesome   times,   and   only   the   nearest  friends of  Mr.   and Mrs.  Mair knoAv  that but for the influence Avhich deceased held over the arch-rebel Riel,  more  blood Avould most likely have  been shed in that unfortunate affair,  for both Messrs. Mair and Schultz had  incurred Riel's displeasure and Avere  prisoners in his hands.  When mutterings of the second rebellion arose, Mr. Mair, seeing the  danger, removed his Avife and family  from Prince Albert to Windsor, Ont.������  and Avent out to the front in the Gov.-  General's Bodyguard, a cavalry corps  commanded by his brother-in-law,  Col. G. T. Denison.  When Mr. Mair brought his family  to Kelowna in 1892, their home Avas  marked Avith the good cheer dispensed,  and those Avho enjoyed their hospitality Avill retain most pleasant recollections of their kind and singularly  gifted host and hostess, and their  deepest sympathies will go out to the  bereaved husband and family in the  great loss Avhich has been sustained.  At no time of the year does .the  Lower .Similkameen appear to better  advantage than in the waning days of  August, when the last of the hay crop  has been garnered in and the orchards  are staggering under their load of  luscious, mellow fruit. But the Similkameen of to-day and that of ten  years ago are in many respects different, for the transition stage has set in,  and has advanced sufficiently to give  the merest suggestion of the conditions AA'hich Avill obtain ten years  hence. The Similkameen of ten years  ago Avas almost avholly a pastoral  scene, Avhere the few settlers dAvelt in  Arcadian simplicity and contentment  reigned. Their herds, numbered by  the thousand, pastured the summer  on the upper ranges, and from the  Avide, rich A'alley beloAA' Keremeos  creek    with   its   miles   of   " meadoAV  TRACK-LAYING PROGRESS.  SAveet"   Avas  gathered  thousands   of  tons of sAveet-smelling hay, almost the  entire .summer being devoted to the  saving of this Avinter's supply of fodder  for the cattle, Avhich Avere brought  doAA'n in the autumn to pasture the  avinter in tin; .loAvlands. To their  credit be it said, the British Columbia  cattle men in.this-part of the province  Avere more humane than many else-  Avhere, and provided amply for the  Avinter. Noav the number of cattle  has been greatly reduced, and subdivide is the AvatcliAvord. Further reduction Avill steadily be made until a  feAA' years hence fifteen or twenty acres  may be about the average holding.  In subdivision the example has been  set by the Keremeos Land Company,  in Avhich W. H. Armstrong is the  leading shareholder, and the property  subdivided is that of the Coulthard  estate, purchased nearly two years  ago from Mr. Coulthard. Most of the  land Avhich they have sold is in 10-acre  blocks,, and on these sub-divisions  AA'hich have been disposed of, something over 15,000 trees have been set  out this year.  By the kindness of Rev. A. H. Cameron, Avho is conversant with the  various holdings, is an enthusiast on  the capabilities of the district for fruit-  groAA'ing,. and who drove the Avriter  around .with his horse and buggy, the  Gazette Avas enabled by the exercise of  diligence to see a great deal, but it  Avould take more than one Avhole day  to see all.  Work In Myncaster Station Yard.  After the most careful sifting of reports concerning progress of the tracklayer, in order to arrive at the truth,  it begins to look doubtful Avhefcher  A'ery much progress has been made  this side of Myncaster station, though  some reports srive it that they are hoav  this side of Rock Creek.  It is knoAvn positiArely, hoAveverr  that Myncaster station Avas reached,  and yard tracks laid doAvn. The yard  there is to be used temporarily. as a  materials depot to relieve the congestion in the MidAA'ay yards-and at Tor-  oda Creek. A large Avater tank has  also been put in at Myncaster and a  pumping plant installed on Myers  Creek to fill the tank.  Myncaster is on  the Avest side   of  Myers Creek valley, and its distance  from MidAA'ay cannot be  much more  than   17   miles.     The   distance   from  MidAvay to Molson is said to be 31  miles, so that if no progress has  yet  been made Avest of Myncaster the end  of the track is still 14- miles out of  Molson, instead of five miles as reported some tAvo Aveeks ago.  There is also the station at McBride's  to be fitted Avith yard trackage,  and ���������  three good-sized trestles to be coA'ored  before Molson is reached.  FAIRVIEW  NOTES.  W. .1. Clement, editor of the Penticton Press, Avas in toAvn on Saturday,  getting, material for his paper. '  ��������� ..."  School re-opened on Monday under  Miss A. Cooper, our 'former, teacher,  Avho returned from Vancouver on Saturday.  Jas. McCaulay, of Vernon, isintoAvn  looking for a location.  A. D. Hardie, manager of Shatfprds  Limited store, is ill of the fever, and  .Carl Hairsine has come over from  Hedley to take liis place.  L. W. Shatford M. L. A., Avas in  toAvn last Aveek on his way to Penticton from the Kettle: River.  Messrs. McDonald, McClellan and  ShuttleAVorth Avere up from the hay  meadoAvs on Sunday.  Children are known to amuse themselves Avith a Avide A'ariety of games,  but it is not often theA', include (rock-  fighting in their amusement repertoire  as some of the FaiiA'ieAV small fry  have lately been doing.  Why are Kearns' ducks like grape  vines in the Okanagan ? Because they  do so much running and climbing.  Only tAvo cases of feA'er this summer  instead of a score. Boiled water must  be healthy.  Local News.  MR.  RICHTER S  RANCH    ^         METEOROLOGICAL.  The folloAving are the read  ings sIioav-  ing  temperature,  etc.,  for  the Aveek  ending August 25th :  AT  THE MINE.  Maximum  Minimum  Aug 19  63        ..  37  29  52  33  21  40  3S  22  53  34  23  63  40  21  00  39  25  68  40  Rainfall for Aveek   .34 inches  AT  THE MILL.  Maximum  Minimum  19  81        ..  53  20  65:  51  21  59  47  22  69  18  23  71  52  21.  88::     -,  66;;  25  81  51  Rainfall   .31  Avas  the first visited,  and   the   most  noticeable feature Avas the broad expanse of dark green alfalfa (130 acres  in one field ) the third crop this season,  Avhich a moAA'er Avas cutting doAvn and  a horse-rake putting into heaps ready  for stacking.   After this crop has been  saved,   another   Avill   be   allowed   to  groAA', Avhich will be ready to turn the  cattle  into Avhen   they   are   brought  doAvn in October.    Ten years ago Mr.  Richter   purchased   this   ranch   from  Frank Surprise, and found it covered  Avith greaseAvood and sage brush, Avith  the exception of the small patch upon  Avhich  some   peach   and   apple   trees  Avere planted and had been bearing for  some years.    This purchase of his Avas  severely  criticized   when  m;ule,  and  sundry slv wipes were giA'en him.    He  Avas told of the enormous growth of  AA'eeds which had choked out the only  crop that had.been tried on that quality of land, and he concluded that the  ground Avhich Avould groAv such a crop  of AVeeds as described   to   him,   was  about the kind of ground that he liked  best to have.    It was a common sense  but nevertheless shrewd conclusion to  arrive at and the sequel has shown  the wisdom of it in  the magnificent  ranch  which he now has, and.which  possibly $100,000 would not buy from  him. .  The orchard covers about 25 acres  and contains a Avide variety pf fruits,  but peaches, apples and plums form  the greatest pat$,    THe-peach  crop  Concluded on' Pi������ffo' Four.  Mr. GaA'in, bookkeeper for the Southern Okanagan Land Co. at Penticton is A-ery ill.  Mr. D. Morrison, superintendent of  the Emma and Oro Denoro mines, is  in the local hospital Avith a mild case  of typhoid feA'er.���������Anaconda NeAvs  The right to run booths on the  ground on Labor Day has been aAA'ar-  ded by the Committee to Rotherham  & Moffat avIio Avill supply refreshments  during progress of the sports.  Carl Hairsine Avent trver to FairvieAV  on Sunday to take the place of A. D.  Hardie, manager of the store of Shat-  fords Limited aa'Iio is reported to be  doAvii Avith   the fever.  If all reports be true the toAvn is filling up Avith tinhorns that the V������g-  rancA" Act should Avork pretty Avell on.  If any hotel licences are cancelled as  the result of harboring these parasites  the holders thereof Avill haA'e only  themseh-es to blame.  Mr. C. A. BroAvn's many friends  Avere pleased to Avelcome him back  Avhen he arrived on Tuesday's stage  accompanied by his bride as intimated  in the Avedding notice copied from the  ProA'ince, Avhich appeared in last  issue. The Gazette joins in Avishhtg  Mr. and Mrs. Brown the fullest measure of happiness and prosperity, and  in extending to them a hearty avcI-  come.  CARD OF THANKS.  Mrs. Greenhill and daughter desire  to thank the people of Hedley for the  many acts of kindness extended to  them in their recent bereavement. THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE.   AUGUST 30,    1906.  She 1he#:y $az*tte  .' ��������� and ������������������..  Similkameen Advertiser.  Per Venr..;   .Six Months....  must connect, is a necessity, and.  for it the town is admirably, situated, having a drainage slope  ���������of. about five per cent towards  the river.    Such a sewer with  *"V^^^^i!^���������$r* \ man-holes at tlie upper end -for  limitko. at Hedley. h. c. I flushing and septic tanks at the   ������������������ ��������� I lower end from which the con-  Subscriptions in Advance          | fcents completely sterilized  and  .'.'9uio I absolutely harmless could discharge into the river or be used  as a fertilizer for the nitrates  contained, would render the  town typhoid-proof its long as  care is taken to keep the water  supply uncontaminated. There  Avould always of course be the  exception of the few imported  cases '��������� contracted' elseAvhere in  towns less fortunately situated,  but these are seldom-dangerous  where' due care is exercised. ,  Lastly,'we are a peculiar peo  Advertising Rates  Measurement. 12 lines to the inch.  Land Notices���������Certitleutes of improvement, etc.  $7.00 for (10-day notices, and $.">.O0 for M-day  notices.  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding one  inch, $1.00 for one insertion. #> cents for  each subsequent insertion. Over one inch,  ���������10 cents per lino for first insertion and b  cents per line for each 'subsequent insertion.  Transients payable in advance.  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month,  ������1.;!5; over 1 inch and up to X inches, ������1.00  per inch pormontli. To constant advertisers  taking larger 'space than four inches, on  application, rates will be given of reduced  charges, based on sice of space and length  of time.  Advertisements will be changed once every  month if advertiser desires, without any extra  _       _^        _  pie in  Hedley,  in many ways,  charge.' For diiuVgesoftener than once a'inonth v*'ith a stl'Oni>'   tendency   to   the  the   price of composition  will he charged at ,.      . ������      ���������.     ,       --rer  regular rates. spasmodic in effort.     We   can  reg  , Changes for contract advertisements should  be in tlie ollice by noon on Tuesday to secure  attention for that Avoek's issue.  A   MEQRAW,  Managing Editor.  ��������� ���������I.IIH..1WW.  Kill  Moon  ���������Ith.  .'?������T;:!&-.,  Last quar.  llth.  New Moon  10th  gvave.l bank here Avhich it is expected i  Avill require about four months to j  make. The work Avill lie done by No. j  lcnmp under foreman J. Eliiunigaii, j  and AA'inter quarters will lie provided'  for them.  .,, .Tack Way has a taints rattlesnake;  behind the liar at the hotel Keremeos. |  Other liars, less careful of the quality !  of wet goods served, liuiv keep their j  snakes in liquid form, but this one of  Jack's is material.  Work is progressing   sloAA'ly on   the  Central hotel.  NOTICE  "MWIOE is hereby given that sixty days after  ^ date I intend to apply to the Honorable  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works'  for permission to purchase the following described land, situate on the oastside of Okanagan Lake li. C. Commencing at the .south east  corner post of M. L: Crichton's purchase land,  running thence south '2(1 chains, thence west  SO chains, thence north .-0 chains, tllenee east  SO chains to point of commencement; comprising, tlie south half of the south Avest quarter  of section In, tp. 28, and the south half of the  south east quarter of section Mi; tp. 28.  quar.  2<ith  1900  A u G  1900  Sun.  Mon.  Tucs. Wed.  Tim.  Fri  ������3t.  12  19  20  0  13.  20  27  11  21  28  1  8  15  0  10  29     30  3  10  17  24  31  4-  11  18  WHY NOT INCORPORATE?  In view of the state of business in this most disappointing  summer, the present may seem  an inopportune time to introduce the subject of municipal  .incorporation for Hedley, but  there are nevertheless good and  sufficient reasons to offer in  fV'vor of such a step without  further delay.  One of these is the sanitary  question. With epidemics of  typhoid following the long dry  -��������� spell in many-towns in British  Columbia while Hedley is comparatively immune, it must appeal to tlie understanding of all  that steps should be taken to  prevent the development of  conditions that must ultimately  result in A'isitations from serious diseases that are pre\rent-  able if proper precaution be  taken. There are towns to-day  badly infected with germs of  disease, that had quite as good  a bill of health as Hedley when  they Avere the same age, but the  people therof living in a fool's  paradise,- heeded no warnings  until overtaken by disease that  cost them valuable lives.  There is also the  question  of  fire protection that requires immediate attention, for although  " there is water supply,  no provision has been made to utilize  it for fire  protection  purposes  by securing   hose  or  hj^drants.  A year ago a good bargain could  have been secured on fire hose,  and   a    subscription   list    A\'as  passed around to see who would  contribute   towards   the    purchase, and Avhile many responded as citizens Avitii   property at  stake might be expected to  do,  there  were  others   Avith more  pioperty who  wouldn't  give  a  cent, and those  who  did agree  to subscribe,   on  learning  this,  cancelled their  subscriptions,  and the   matter  has  lain   that  way    ever   since.      Meanwhile  there have been several narrow  escapes from lire, but the toAvn  thus far has escaped and people  have been paying  higher rates  for their  insurance than  they  would haA'e to pay if adequate  fire protection  were  provided.  Some  definite   arrangements  for a public cemetery must soon  also be made, and the  levelling  of streets is something that will  never be done  until  municipal  organization provides for it.  There is sufficient rateable  property in the town to be included to provide running expenses on a moderate rate of  taxation and this assessed value  will always grow as property  values enhance. As for sanitary precautions, a sewage system to which every householder  Avlioop'it  up  to  the extent of  subscribing $400 to blow-in in a  single night at a ball, and  we  balk at putting up $280 for fire  hose to keep  the   town  frOm  burning down;   Ave  organize a  Board of Trade that dictates to  ' parliaments federal and provincial and orders representatives'  | about as if they were so many  ! fl u n k ies,   and  (although sai d  ! Board accomplishes various de-!  sirable ends) it has difficulty at J  tlie end of six months in seeur-  ing a quorum;   we sail in with  a whoop and hurrah to have  a  hospital    established    in     our  midst and   boldly   tackle   that  particular   species    of    "white  man's burden," and a year later  scare up less than a baker s dozen to attend the meeting which  the law required to be held to  elect the   directors   that    will  build it.     Verily,  sustained effort is not our long suit, and it  evidently needs the sharp  stick  winch  municipal   organization  would provide, to keep us down  to our knittting.    By all means  then, let us incorporate.  7   - . ���������  Dated August 2nd, 1(10(1.  ELIZA MAIR.  30-9  NOTICE  SIXTA" days from date hereof 1 intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner- of Lands  and Works for permission to lease for pasture  purposes the unoccupied parts of Sec. 35 & IK!,  Tp. 8!l.Similkameen 1 list, containing 720 acres  more or less.  ���������CHAS. DEH. GREEN  Dated Aug. 1st, 100(1. ' '30���������y  NOTICE TO" CONTRACTORS  KEREMEOS NOTES.  The recent outbreak of fever Avhich  is regarded iioaa; as being effectively  checked, appears to have gathered  size in a most remarkable degree in  the reports circulated on the outside.  The feA'er, AA'hich seems to be of a mild  type, Avas taken in hand Avhen Dr. Mc-  EAven returned from Vernon, and an  isolation hospital was improvised into  AA'hich patients from the hotels were  removed. The carpenters at Avork on  the Central hotel Avere directed by Mr.  Reith to go to Avork on it, and Avith  the assistance of some volunteers, a  feAV hours served to convert the place  into tolerably comfortable quarters  for patients, thus contributing to their  oavii comfort and remoA'ing all danger  from contagion to the. general public.  The cause of the. trouble is generally  believed.to be the insanitary condition  of Keremeos creek, the banks of Avhich  have been polluted by alloAving piggeries, slaughter houses, Chinese Avash  houses and campers todischarge their  nuisance into the stream. Meamvhile  precautions Avill be taken to preA'ent  any recurrence of the trouble both by  compelling stricter obserA'ance of sanitary conditions, and by providing a  purer Avater supply by piping the avii-  ter doAvn from a point above Avhere  present contamination has taken place.  George Sproulc of Hedley has taken  charge of the blacksmith shop here  during the illness of P. Bromley.  The only iuiav case of fever Avitliin  the past five days is that of Win. Mills  avIio aa'hs taken to the isolation hospital. The first tAvo cases Avere those of  S. McCurdy avIio drove the stage from  Oroville to Keremeos, and may have  contracted the disease in Oroville, and  Mr. McLean the foreman carpenter in  charge of the Avork on the Central hotel, both of Avhoin AA'ere taken to the  Vernon hospital. The case of H.  Webb of Princeton, formerly manager for F, P. Cook & Co., is difficult to  account for, as he bad been in Keremeos only some four or fiA'e days before be aviis taken ill, and the typhoid  genu is not supposed to develop in so  short time.  Frank Richter is at present cutting  the third crop of alfalfa-this season  Avhich is a splendid/ yield and being  saved in good condition.  During the past Aveek Avorkinen on  the V. V. <fc E. have been putting in  timbei-s over the culverts preparatory  to moving, up the steam shovel Avhich  is expected here this Aveek, and will in  all probability be ready for operation  about,the. end of the week. A large  cuttiug has  to  be  made   through a  OEALED TENDERS, .superscribed ���������'Tender  *^ for Lock-Op at Hedley", will be received by  the undersigned up to four o'clock (i) p. m. of  Thursday. Sept. (ith, l'.KKI, for the erection and  completion of a three-cell lock-up and office at  Hedley, Siiiiilkameen Electoral District, 'li. C.  Plans, specifications, contract and forms of  tender may be seen at the ottice of the undersigned, at the store of Shatfords, Limited. Hedley. H. C. and at the Lands and Works Department, Victoria; 15. C.  Each proposal must be accompanied by cash  or an accepted bank cheque or certiticate of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, in the  sum of ������100, which shall be forfeited if tlie  party tendering decline to enter into contract  when called upon to do so. The cash, cheques  or certificate of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers Avill be returned-to them upon the execution of the contract. The successful tenderer  AvilLbe required to furnish a. bond, himself and  two sureties in the sum of 9500 each for the  fulfilment of the work contracted for to satis-  faction'of the Honourable the Chief Commissioner. Upon the execution of the bond the  ciusli, cheque or certificate of deposit above  mentioned will be returned to the contractor.  Tenders will not be considered unless made  out on the forms supplied, and signed Avith the  actual signature of the tenderer.  The lowest; or any tender not necessarily accepted.  C. A. R. LAMHLY,  Asst. Commissioner .of Land & AA'orks.  Dated at Kairview, Aug. 20. IiKKi. 32-:������  NOTICE  Certificate of Improvements.  PONES FRACTION Mineral Claim, situate in  the Osoyoos Mining Division of A'ale  District.   Where located:- Camp Hedley  TAKE NOTICE that I. Chas. dePlois Green,  as agent for Peter Scott, Free Miner's  Certificate No B5IU5, intend sixty days from  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 117, must be commenced before issuance  of such Certiticate of Improvements.  Dated this ISth day of July. A. D. I'tOfi.  28���������0 C. de H. Green  NOTICE.  Certificate of' Improvements.  SPOKANE Mineral Claim, situate in the  Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District. AA'here located:- Camp Hedley.  TAKE NOTICE that I. Charles de lllois  Green. Free Miner's Certificate No.  11502:1, for myself and as agent for .1. Cory, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 1151)21, intend sixty days  from date hereof, to applv to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the  above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  Section U7, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this21stday of .lime. A.D. t'.KKi.  Ode P. GKEEN  ^^dS^^^^^^^^k^^'Jit^'ii?^^"*^^^^^^  X  X  K  x  X  X  K  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  K  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  *  ^ %IUUJ  Great Northern  Hotel  A new house containing more bed  room accommodation than any  other hotel in toAvn. Tahlo and  bar   first - class.    Rates   moderate.  PETERSON BROS & LIND,  Proprietors.  X  X  X  S  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  3  s  3  X  X  %  X  X  X  X  ���������I  X  X  X  %  X  *r*p^*,������.**l***^^������l^*feKn**^  BANK  BRITISH NORTH AMERICA  Capital���������$4,866,666.  HEAD OFFICE IN CANADA.  II. STIKEMAN, General Manager ���������  Reserve���������$2,141,333.  -       MONTREAL  .1. ELMSLY, Supt. of liranohes  BANKING: BY MAIL-Account;  special attention  thereto and Avithdrawiv at any  acted,  of parties  living at a distance  receive our  Deposits can be made through the mail, and sums added  vime.  _ .. . A General Hanking Business Trans-  Drafts issued, payable at all points in Canada and abroad.  Hedley Branch,     -     L. G. HacrlAFFlE, Acting Manager  lOCCCCCOOOCCCCOOCOCCCOOCOOC^OCOC^OCOOCOOOK  I  t  t  t  ���������  UNDERWEAR  FOR THE  HOTWE1THER  We haA'e a Avell assorted liiie of Light  UndefAA'ear   for .-the..���������Summer   season; '  COTTON   MESH,   TWO - THREAD   BALBRIGGAN  :,    ���������-.    '     PLAIN   BALBRIGGAN  '  FANCY .'FRENCH.  BALBRIGGAN  UNSHRINK-  - .-ENGLISH MANUFACTURE. ALL WOOL  ABLE UNDERWEAR  COTTON,   ELASTIC  RIBBED   UNDERWEAR,  TO FIT, DARK BROWN COLOR  KNIT  HOTEL SIMILKftMEEN    tlEDL&y,  B. 6. -  Tn& LEADING tiC-TEL  OF THE SlMlLKnME,EN  VALLEY  This house is neAv and strictly first class  in every respect, being equipped Avith all  modern conveniences���������electric light, telephone, baths, etc.        : '���������        Rates moderate.  A.   McDERMOTT,  Proprietor.  Keremeos New Townsite  Now On the Market. =====  & E. Raihvay Station aa-UI be in the  tOAVll.  The V. V.  centre  of the  Noav is the time to get your lots,  before the first  train  conies up  the  A'alley.  Choice 1, 2 and 3 acre lots all around  town site.  The 10 acre Fruit lots are going fast.    Just a 1'cav  left.    Noav is the time to double your money.  For Full Particulars Apply to  Keremeos Land Co., Keremeos, B.C.  J. .1. Armstrong, Manager  Town Lots  $100, $200  and $250  1, 2 and 3 Acre  Lots $300 Acre  10 Acre Lots  $200 per Acre  Terms Easy  NOTICE.  SIXTY DAYS after date I intend to apply  to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  works for permission to purchase 10 acres of  land, situated in the Yalo Division of A'ale  District, commencing at the northeast corner  of lot 301 and running 20 ohaini; east, 20 chains  south, 20 chains Avesb and 20 chains north to  point of commencement, for grazing purposes.  Chakles DjsB^tikoav.  Granite Creek, P. Russell, Agent,  (ith June, 1006. 20-31  I  !  1  t  !.  I  ���������> v..  County  Court Of Yale.  SITTINGS of the County Court of Yalo will  be held in Fraternity Hall,   Hedley,  on  October 22nd,  and In  the  Court House,  at  Princeton, on October 25th.      Py Order  HUGH HUNTER  30-td Registrar THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE,   AUGUST 30,   1006.  Town and District.  I  D. M. AlcDougall AA'as in toAvn on  Saturday; *  ���������'���������.,. School re-opened on Monday Avith  about the usual   attendance.  Dr. McEAA'en came up from Keremeos on Saturday, but AA'as immediately recalled by Avire.   .  Miss Lamont returned on Thursday  last having spent the holidays at Sum-  merland and Penticton.  C. P; R. engineers have passed Aspen  Grove and are now Avorking near the  head waters' of One Mile Creek.  H. P. Nelson, driver of one of D. M.  MeDougall's freight outfits Avas sent to  Vernon Hospital from Penticton last  Aveek.  Smoke from forest fires has the atmosphere very hazy. The Avorst fires  are said,to be to the south, and high  up on the mountain.  Presbyterian service will be held on  Sundav evening in the Methodist  church.   Rev. D.   F.   Smith   will  remain ip the field until his .successor ar-.  riA^es.  Mr. and Mrs. Mclntvre returned  from the Boundary on Friday, accompanied by Mr. McTntyre's brother and  his ncAA'ly married Avife aa'Iio Avere on  their bridal tour.  Some joker passed the yarn around  on Sunday that,'three hundred Dagoes  had]arrived at Keremeos to begin rail-,  Avay construction. There was evidence  hoAvever, that it .was a fake and little.  '���������.', credence AA'as given. Inquiries at  Keremeos proved it to be pure imagi-  ��������� nation.,-'' 'c--'' ���������'���������''���������'     '."' ''.-'/.  Word AA'as received froih Mr and Mrs  HardAvick and family en route to the  Coast. They inade Princeton in good  time, hub the little folks and Mrs.  H. Av-ere prettvAvell tired out. After  calling on several friends thereabout  they started oyer the Hope trail, accompanied by Ed. Allison.  AdATertising certainly pays. A aa-o-  man from Phoenix sent ah ad. to the  Gazette for a position as cook, and  from the number AA'ho have requested  her address she has' apparently .been  besieged Avith offers of situations. If  you AA'ant anything you haven,t got,  go after it by means of an ad in the  Gazette.  On the last trip to Beaverdell, D. O.  McKay, the West Fork stage man lost  a valuable horse. The horse broke  through the bridge above Westbridge  and broke its back. There Avas only a  2 inch plank covering on the bridge.  L. W. Shatford M. P. P., was a passenger on the. stage at the time and put a  gang of men at work repairing the  bridge.���������-GreenAvood Ledge  Hugh Hunter* goA'ernment agent,  came doAvn from Princeton last Aveek  to find out hoAV much loose money Avas  lying around Hedley. Tax collecting  cannot be very easy Avork in a community that has been so badly humbugged on railAvay construction and  other matters that Avere counted on to  make business move, as this portion of  the Similkameen has been this summer, but Mi'. Hunter managed to get  AA'hat is coming all the same and bis  serenity is ahvuys unruffled.  The Vernon Ncavs has installed a linotype machine by AA'hich the matter  for last Aveek's issue, avus set up. This  is certainly a decided forward step in  the career of that excellent sheet  Avhich for the last fifteen years, in  good times and in bad, has alAA'ays  maintained a high standard of excellence, both in its noAVs and editorial  columns and in its mechanical department, for in its Avhole career, it never  had a ratty interval in either. The  hard times of the middle and late unities Ave re never reflected in its columns  and uoav that prosperity has re-established itself in the toAvn and district,  it is pleasing to note that the Noaa's is  getting its share, and is not disposed  to play the laggard, but Avill keep  abreast of the times.  Mr. George Loudon, of Keremeos  dreAV the Gazette's attention to the  fact t-hat several Bob White quails  had been seen there, and that it Avas  believed that they Avere of the flock at  Loomis. A year or so ago forty-eight  birds of this speeies Avere brought to  Loomis and turned loose. Arrangements Avere made that none Avere to  be shot until 15)08. They have evidently strayed up in this direction, and  some have also been seen over on Rock  Mountain. All local sportsmen should  unite in an effort to protect them for  a feAV years until they have time to establish themselves. The Bob White  quail Avould make a good addition to  the game birds of this country, and  for the present they should enjoy the  protection accorded to the robin or the  meadoAV lark.  $800 - PRIZES - $800  Hurrah!   Hurrah !   Hurrah !  >-on Tiu<:  LABOR DAY  AT  HEDLEY  MONDAY   and  TUESDAY,  SEPTEMBER 3 and  4  GOOD   PRIZES   GIVEN   FOR  Horse Racing  Base Ball  Drilling Contest  Sawing Contest  Quality  000000������  1  When purchasing a suit of  clothes, the most.important  point to he*considored is, the  "quality" of tlie material  used and the care, taken in  its manufacture.  We have  in stock a com-'  plete line of    '  Campbell's  Clothing  This brand is acknoAvledged  by all dealers to be the best on the market, and in offering it to the  public AA'e have every confidence in its reliability. Made in' all the  latest styles arid of first-class material. See our stock of ready-mades  ���������or let us shoAV you samples, and have your suit inade to measure.  1 SHATFORDS, LIMITED  aoooosGoooooooooooooGooeooooooeooooooooooooGoooo  A long list of Athletic Sports.  FOR   LIST  OF  SPORTS   SEE  PROGRAMMES  DANCE and PROMENADE  WILL   BE   GIVEN   ON   MONDAY   EVENING  EVERYBODY   GOME  TWO   WHOLE   DAYS   OF   SPORT  & 60S  LIVERY, FEED 3 SALE STABLES  Fairview and Penticton  .T. McKixnon  A. WlXKLER  COMMITTEE  R. G. Shier  J. LoA'E  L: G. MacHaffie,   ,  Sec'y-Treas.  I  I  -ALSO-  Proprietors���������FAIRVIEW    AND  STAGE   LINE.  PENTICTON  Good Horses and Rigs and Careful Drivers.  Teams furnished to do freighting, transferring and  general teaming, and good saddle  horses always on hand.  J|  A tidy letter-head or bill-head commands attention from those -with  Avhomyoudo business The Gazette  print-shon can fit you out in style.  A trial Avill conA'ince you,  ft fV WRIGHT.  BOOT &  SHOE  MAKER  HEDLEY.B.C.  When in Keremeos  STOP AT  The Central Hotel  TWEDDLE <& REITH, Proprietors.  Good Accommodation and Strict Attention to the  Wants of the Public.    Livery Barn in Connection.  W  ASSAYING  assayers,  METALLURGISTS and  MINING ENGINEERS  NOW   OPEN   FOR  BUSINESS  6iaudet & Wynne  ROSSLflND and PRINCETON, B. 6.  MINE EXAMINATIONS  and REPORTS MADE at  REASONABLE RfUES  ASSAY    RATES  Gold, Silver, Copper or Lead, each $1.00  Any Two of above in one sample $1.50  Any Three " " " $2.00  Princeton Assay Office  L. C. WYNNE, A.I.M.M., Local Manager.  (Late Head Assayor Lc Roi initio)  OLIVER & GLADDEN  Agents at Hedley.  St  When   writing    Advertisers,     Please  Mention the Gazette. '��������� -   ���������'!>:*'*..���������*''-' -.V.*"'' '  THE HEDLEY GAZETTE,   AUGUST 30,    1906.  ������" ���������'���������   GOLDEN KEREMEOS.  Continued from First PutfC.  this year, Mr. Richter says, is not so  ���������������������������'���������-    large, as last year,' owing to a seA'ere  frost  in   the spring  AA'hich  did   some  damage.    Nevertheless, it is seen that  .    branches   have   broken   off Avith  the  Aveight. and some of the fruit oii the  trees Avh.cn measured' Avent 10A inches  in   circumference and ��������� Avere   not   yet  ripe.    Of peaches, he has tAvo A'arieties,  the early Crawford, which   for flavor,  color and size is not surpassed by any  other A'ariety, and the Alberta, which,  although not equal to the early. 'Craw-,  ford,   is profitable  to groAv  Avith   thi!  early  CraAvford as  it comes  in   later  and  hence   might   escape   frost   that.  Avould   injure  the  other,   besides  the  advantage of haA'ihg a peach to comet  in after the other AA'as gone.    Before I  leaving the peaches there are tAvo cir-|  cunistances that caught the Avriter's j  attention.     One is  that some of his  'best early CraAvfords are grafts on the  trunks of Avild cherry trees, the other  is  the .circumstance   related   by   Mr.  Richter  that he did  not irrigate  hut  substituted cultivation  for irrigation.  There is no  green   sAvard   under   his  trees  and  no Aveeds   are   alloAved to  grow. rThe beneficial effect-of cultivation. AA'as proven in the case of the old  peach trees.. 1U years, old,- planted-by  Surprise.    Noav the average life of a  peach   tree in   the   east   Avas   ahA'ays  held  to be 12  years.    These old trees  began to give fruit \'ery much iliinin-  ished in size, and Mr.  Richter interpreted   this   dAvindling off as a. sign  that the life of the tree had about run,  but he cultiA'ated  the soil   alongside  theiu, .ue'i^Sroheless, and Avas agreeably  surprised  to 'find  that the   trees   responded Avith fruit in size and flavor  ���������equal to Avhab they had been at their  best.  In pears there Avere the large French  butter pears, some of Avhich Aveighed  one and'a half pounds, arid the Bart-  lett. In grapes, the Risling, Black  Hamburg and Sanfodel or California  Avine'grape. The Blade Hamburg is  a very tender variety, and R. M.  Palmer, provincial fruit inspector, expressed ' surprise to find it groAving  here in the open. Of plums, prunes  and apricots he has a large number  and could supply large quantities.  Mr. Richter also has a number of  almond trees, AA'hich bore good crop  last year but Avere caught this spring  Avith the frost, OAving largely to the  fact that by too much cultivation last  year there Avas too much hcav Avood  exposed to the AA'eather. Mr. Richter  is a keen observer, and little circumstances of this kind that to others  Avould pass unnoticed and unimproved  haA'e for him a A'aluable lesson. / Some  may think that his success has been  the result of blind luck, but they are  very much mistaken. The ground  now covered Avith his orchard Avas  formerly a Avheat field AA'hich yielded  him 700 bushels off ten acres. Culti-  A'ation is his bobby, and close obser-  A'ance of the effect thereof has enabled  him to turn it to profit.  Leaving Mr. Richter's, Ave Avent next  to. A'arious small holdings sold l>v the  Keremeos Laud Co., upon Avhich improvement has commenced and fruit  trees set out. First of these Avas the  ten acre plot of .7. J. Armstrong, leased  by Mr. JellAr for three, years. This has  been planted in fruit trees and the  ground 'intervening utilized for the  groAving of A'egetablos and other crops.  The trees planted have done admirably  and Mr. Jelly has been supplying the  raihvav construction camps Avith vegetables. Mr. Jelly is secretary of the  local Fruit GroAvers' Association and  is an experienced horticulturist and  fruit groAVer. He has a ten acre plot  of his own further doAvn the' road,  upon Avhich fruit trees have been set  out that are doing avcII.  Geo. Armstrong's lot is next to that  of J. .1. Armstrong, and on it also fruit  trees have been set out that are doing i  well. i  Next is the holding of Mr.   BroAvn, I  the tree-planting and other  improA'o- {  ment   being   done  by  the  company;  and further on is the holding of SIuiav  Bros.,   also  planted   with   trees   and  otherAvise improved.  The fruit trees on most of these are  doing Avell, but in some cases the  doubtful expedient of growing grain  betAveen the rows has been resorted to  Avith no attention given to protect the  trees from the vigorous growth of  Avild buckAvheat, Avhich, invigorated  by the cultivation of the soil, has become ambitious enough to climb the  trees.  The next holding is that of Mr.  Mattice of Carberry, Man., whose  place, looks exceedingly Avell with the  trees flourishing and a clean, healthy  crop of potatoes and other: vegetables  growing.  Ty  IN HEDLEY  A  Good,  And  H^#ll*\*f ik the supply point for the Nickel Plate indun-  llvUlvJ tain, on Avhich is situated the famous "Nickel  Plate"���������the richest gold mine in Canada���������and many other  promising mines and prospects. It is the mining and business  centre of the '  Make  Money  Similkameen  the neAv mining district which has already been proven, by a  small amount of development'work,''to be 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 Railway; and Avith the nclvont of this road,  AA'hich is assured in the near future, it Avill 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.  .... I CIviTld....  1-3 Cash; balance in 3 and  6 months, with interest at  the rate of 6 per cent.  For Those Who  Invest  Now.  ������������������Purchase a few Lots before the Railway Comes^^^  For Ruill F^eirtioiJleirs, TVVaps Etc.,  ��������� rtF������F������l_"V   TO ���������  The Hedley City Townsite Co'y. Ltd.  '������������������.--      -        HEDLEY, B.C.  L. W. SHATFORD,  Secretary and fTanager,  THE  NEW  ZEALAND  HOTEL  #     ������      ^     #     *  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  Everything New and  First-Class  Bar supplied Avith the Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, and Special  Attention   paid   to   the   Table.  To make good bread you  must have good flour. If  you want the best bread  you must use the best  flour.  M. J. HENRY'S  NURSERIES and  SEED  HOUSES.  Large stock of Home Groavn Fruit  and Ornamental Trees hoav matured  for the fall trade.  No expense, loss or delay of fumigation or inspection.  Headquarters for Pacific Coast  groAvn Garden, Field, and PloAver  Seeds  in   Season.  Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps, Whale  Oil Soap, Greenhouse Plants, Cut  FloAvei'S, Bulbs for fall planting.  We do business on our oavii-grounds  ��������� have no rent to pay, and are prepared to meet all competition.  Let me price your list before placing  your order.    Catalogue free.  M.   J.   H E N R Y  3010 Westminster.Road.     Vancouver.  Ogllvle's  Royal  Household  IS THE FINEST FLOUR MADE.  You can always depend  on it.    Use no other.  g"P SALE BY      , IZZZ  SHflTi 0RDS, LIMITED  fledley and Fairview  Ml ^  x  1  X  X  X  X  I  X  X  i  X  X  The Commercial Hotel  Hedley,   B.C.  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   MINING    MEN.  TABLE and BAR FIRST-CLASS.  RATES MODERATE.  X  X  ;  I  I  X  x  i  g    F ran k  B. Mc Arthur,   -   -Manager  x . a  X X  Hotel Keremeos  GEO. KIRBY, flanager.  First Class  in  Every  Respect.     Commercial and Mining  Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower Similkameen Valleys.    Post House on Penticton-  Princeton   Stage  Line.  *^fe������������^3������rafe������������^fefefefefcitftfrariraa  Try  uwvwvwW  (Concluded next Aveek.)  Vkftoria  Cross  CEYLON TEA.  Pure  and   Invigorating.  SECURE APRICOTS EARLY  As the crop is short.   Will be in regularly Avith   fruits  (inrt   A-cgetiibles.  F. P. HOAV A KB  HOTEL PENTICTON  Headquarters for Tourist Travel.  Kntcs Moderate.  A. Harnes, Prop.       Penticton, B.C.  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  $  J?  X  X  %  X  X  X  X  %  X  X  X  X  %  X  X  K  X  X  X  $  l  X  X  X  X  WHY  EAT  MUTTON  WHEN YOU  CAN GET  SPRING  LAMB?  PORK, VEAL and  First-Class BEEF  always   on   hand.  x  I  I  X  X  X  X  5  i  I  X  X  %  %  X  X  X  X  ������  X  %  KEREMEOS,  B.C.  GAME IN SEASON  X  X  X  X  *c  K  x  x  CAWSTON  & EDflOND  i  1  *,*M������M*M������*JPM*P&������rM**,*MK*������WX  PENTICTON  Livery, Feed and ������staoe  STABLES  =   ESTABLISHED 1903  =====  Fine New  Covered Stage  Carrying Royal Mail,  Passengers and Express to  Keremeos, Hedley and Princeton  -:0:-  Special Rigs for Travellers, and  Every Attention Paid to Wants  of the Public.    :        :        :        :  -:o:-  W. E, WELBY, Proprietor.

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