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 AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  Vol. L' ' ''No.'-4&  HEDLEY, B.C., THURSDAY, DEC.% .I90o.  $2.00, in Ada^ance.  Methodist Church.  ���������   i ;  JlKW.l'V, ]). C.  Sunday School at .'{ o'clock.  Evening Service at 7:30 o'clock.'  K vcrybocly... wolcoi i ic.  U THOMAS, Pastou.  CHARLES M. SHAW  Civil Engineer,  Dominion   and  Land Suuveyok  Provincial  Orders may hh left at Gazette office.    - *  >   ' -     ' '      ��������� ������������������- / ..'.,'  tlEDLEY,       :       :       :       :       B. G.  To ,makc good bread you  must have good flour.  If  you want the best bread  you must use the best  flour. 7  FROM DECK OF  -THE- FLYER  Things Xoted by the Gazette  R. H. ROGERS,  M.A., 13.C.L.  SO LIC[TOR, CON VE CANCER;  NOTARY PU BLTC,''ETC'." ..'   ~  -YeMon^B/^  Edw. G. Warren  ,EIeeincal Engineer and   *  ContratSor  'GREENVyOOD, -      - ,      3. C.  Estimates Furnished on any Electrical Project for Power cm Light  Id  on  a   Trip  to   the  Boundary.  i.  reached. Prom Molson the railway  runs northward into British Columbia,  dropping over into the valley of Baker  Creek. Heie on the McBride ranch a  steam shovel i.s in operation, and several strong gangs are' at work along  Baker creek and the main Rock creek,  when a detour is made southward  | again into the valley of Myers Creek.  Below Chesaw a couple of miles or  so, work on the grades again comes in  view  of the stage road,   but on   the  HILL'S MB MING-TIIE GRffll Brit!Kh ^'i"---b!������h,do of thf -���������������<-��������� The  ���������*,    ��������� \ }\ course of the railwav after leaving the  " : steep south  bank   of   Rock   creek  is  Oroville Brisk and  Merry.���������Engineering j southward  along   the western side of  .   Feats-tovClimbthc Range.���������Lack of j My,.,-s  Creek  valley to within 40 feet  Labor, Hampering.���������Summer Coons | (lf tht. American boundarv line, when  From the Spokane Depot.���������Midway {ifc m)SSCS ovei. t() t]u. eastern side on a  RUSHING THE WORK.  Two "Hundred   Teams   Now  At Work'  Below  Keremeos,   Distributed  In   Three    Camps.  Filling Out.���������Contractors and Their  Subs All Busy.  high  Jnd.'OLTrllii  Watchmaker   .  ���������HE-OI^EY.-Bi.-'G.  GIogKs and Vetches for Sale.  IS THE EINEST ELOUR MADE.  Yon can always - depend ���������  oir it.   .Use no other.-  rOR sale by:  SF.ATF0RDS, LIMITED  Meclleij and Fairview  BOOT &  SHOE  MAKER  **y_  CEYLON TEA.  HEDLEY,  B. C.   .  HERRING & WINKLER, Proprietors  Pure  and   Invigorating.  "When the Gazette set out for \he  Boundary a gap in the connection existed between Keremeos'and Oroville,  owing to a temporary Avithdrawal of  the Overland Flyer on that portion of  the route, but this has now been  restored. That gap was covered in av  special supplied by .las. Reith, of the  Central.  It was a gusty day, with the wind  ahead���������ic is a way the wind has���������and  as a result much ozone was consumed  before the road house kept by A.  Moves at the mouth of Bidder's Pass  was reached. This stretch niark.s a  distance of about 17 miles, and. in it  Avas seen the first railway construction  camp at Na-huni-shaii's, a point on the  reservation about 32 miles below TCere-  nieoft. Stabling was being provided  for from SO lo 100 horses and preparations being made to begin work on the  grade two days later.  A tasty waim meal for the humans  and provender for the horses at Moyes'  prepared the way-farers.for the. climb  over Richter's lower pass, where if theiSSO foot tunnel; Johnson iv. Welch, 142  trestle and "turns-again northward, finally entering the.Myers creek  canyon whence it emerges out on the  Kettle River about five miles from  Midway. From the deck of the Flyer,  [riding down Myer*.' creek, work 'may  be seen in progress in a score of places.  This British Columbia section be-  itwei-ji Midway and ^lolson is about 31  miles in length, and on it 1200 men,  several hundred teams and two steam  shovels are engaged. On it very rapid  progress is being made, notwithstanding the fact that it comprises'two tunnels.-one of S50 feet and another of  -lOO'feet.  The following concise details of-the  distribution of the work is taken from  the Phojnix Pioneer:  ���������'The grading contracts let to the  sub-con tractors by .1. W. Stewart, who  has the work from Seinis. Shields &  Co., avc in the form of stations of 100  feel each, as is usual, the following being the names and number of stations  of each contractor, from Midway to  the boundary line:  '���������Burns & .fordon, 259 -tations; Johnson iv. Andeison, 97 stations, including  aggregate than by  OLIVEMGLnDDEN  Civil & Mining Engineers  REAL   ESTATE  HEDLEY, B. C.  ..Hedley Meat Market..  if/ id Hi Hi Hi itiiliUiitiiliiiiiii Hi Hi Hi Hi id Hi to  THE UNDERSIGNED HAS  OPENED THE BUTCHER  SHOP ON WEBSTER ST.,  WITH,. A SUPPLY OF  CHOICE MEATS OF ALL  KINDS���������BEEF, MUTTON  AND PORK :: POULTRY  FOE THE HOLIDAY  SEASON :: :: ::  Notary  Piutolio  Conveyancer, Real Estate, Mines,  surance, Crown Grants applied  for under Land Act and  Mineral     Act.  IA/.-J. Mane'ry  M. McAULEY,       -       -        Local Hanager  lli-l  Agent for:  The Mutual Life Assurance Co. oj Canrufu,  London <?: Lancashire Fire fri.'umnce Co.,  The Ocean Accident & Guarantee Co.  Hedley,  B.C.  DRESSMAKING.  G HORN  BRAND  TUT .US. T. IV*. FARTtKTib announces to the  J.������A J.adics of Hoilloy that slio is prepared to  do DrasHiiuikini; in the latest stylus. Orders  may be loft with Mrs. O. I'.byon, until further  arrangements are made. f-2-;*>  REGISTERE*)  Union Made  i.^S-:efeSef:S-Se':6S:SiSeeS6S?&e6iS-:S%  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  0     &>*���������  DRY GOODS  FANCY GOODS  BOOTS & SHOES %  ft  Millinery in Latest Styles |  ���������AGENTS FOR��������� ' j?  MASON C& RISCH Pianos.        ft  Butterick Patterns *  jg   HEDLEY,        -        -        B. C.   $  Turner, Beeton & Co., Ltd.*  VICTORIA,       -       -       -       B.C.  climb.is less in the  the Fairview road, and the depth of  snow less, some hard hills are encountered that are particularly hard on  horses unless care is exercised in driving. The beautiful meadows, lakes  and grassy ranges of this 'pass are a  constant delight. The distance from  Moves' to Osoyoos is said to be about  12 miles, and from "there on to Oroville  8 miles more.        -,/_.  At Osoyoos a. force of IS men and 20  horses was met, en route" to canip.at  Na-hum-shan's with supplies, for the  camp. These had come over from  Midway by way of Sidley.  At Okoville,  which was reached after nightfall,  some IS saloons were found to be driving a brisk trade, and rooms, were at a  premium. Here the navvies -were having a good time, for railway camps  have been established close to the  town. Most of the grading above  Oroville on the Siniilkamoeu and between that and the International boundary line has been completed with the  exception of the long tunnel. There,  is another tunnel near Oroville on the  cast side of the Okanagan river.  On leaving the- Okanagan valley the  railway goes up Dry Gulch.     The distance from Oroville to Molson is about  nine miles in a   straight  line:   by .the  wagon road it is II, and by the railway  27 miles, on a maximum grade of 2.5%.  All   along  this route   work  is in progress, the contractors being Coughroen  it W'olson, who find considerable difficulty in keeping men,   and   when   inquiries are made no  particular reason  reflecting upon the contractors can he  assigned.    The cold sua]) of  the  last  week  in   November   thinned  out the  ranks very much.  These laborers were  for the most part recruited around the  labor bureaus in Spokane.     They  are  an improvident class  as a rule���������real  summer coons who do not want to face,  a northern winter:     In  fact they are  not sufficiently clad to stand the cold,  having expended in booze what should  have     gone     to     purchase     warmer  clothing.  In order to gain distance the route  here is most tortuous, thch-e being  something over 1500 degrees of curvature in the 27 miles, equal to four  complete circles. At one point the  track becomes a spiral in the basin of  Dry Gulch, giving to the. construction  camp located there the name of Circle  City.  At Molson the stage road parts company with the route of the V. V. & E.  until  the valley   of  Myers   Creek is  stations; D. J. Brown, 50 stations;  George Chew, 10-1- stations; Burns it  Jordan, 98 stations, including 400 foot  tunnel; Johnson & Welch, S2 stations;  T.'J. Gallagher,-. 123 stations; E. A.  Carletou, 85 .stations: P. S. Hughes,  .1-14 stations; Gorman <fc Pierce, 12-1  stations.  "The distance of the line in Ameri-  can territory to where it again enters  Canada, is about 47 miles. This work  is all well under way also, lint is not  making as good progress as that on  this "side of the line.  At the point where the line comes  into British Columbia again, a-distance  of some 17 miles to Keremeos, the  work is just being opened up, some 40  or 50 teams having gone through this  week to be used in grading, etc. It  will probably he done by Mr. Stewart's inen .direct. .From Keremeos to  Princeton, via Hedley. the distance is  some 15 miles, and whether this will  Coiicl illicit on Vi\gc Four.  Any fears that work on the V. V. ^  E.- in this valley would be carried on  this winter in anything like a desultory manner were dispelled at the beginning of this week when a powerful  re-inforcement, to bring the working  force up to about 200 teams, was  received.  i Three camps are. now established,  two more in addition to the camp at  Na-hum-shan's referred to in last issue.  One of the new camps is Jocated at  Mrs. Daly's and another between there  and the lower camp. The work between Keremeos and the Boundary is  so casy,in character that no sub-contractors care about taking hold of it,  and hence the work will be done by  Welch & Sti-AV.-rt's own men. It is  stated that at one point-below Keremeos there is about five miles almost  straight and not i-equiring nicue than  two feet of a fill on the average, much  of' it being simply to lay the ties on  the bunch grass and ditch the sides.  A number of the teams had been engaged on irrigation work in the west,  and got a free pull for their outfits  over the Great Northern to Midway;  hut.many of the teams of this latest  re-inforcement have been brought over  from Rock mountain, where the snow  is getting too deep to make satisfac-  factory progress.  In all probability a couple of-monlhs  will serve Lo do the bulk of the .grading  up the valley from the boundary^line  to Keremeos. A number of Uridges  have to be put in and this will be done  dining the spring and early sumjuier.   ���������<*���������- /  LIBERALS CARRY  SASKATCHEWAN.  Haultain Has  Been Able to Carry Only  .;.--...��������� .Eight   Seats. _..._'  Advices indicate that the elections  in Saskatchewan have gone desas'trous-  ly for Haultain, who will have imfr a  small following in the next house.'  Those who seem to know best the  power of the .Romish Church in the  Territories concluded that it, was all  up* with Haultain after the bishops  issued.instructions to their flock to oppose him. Haultain conducted the  affairs of the country for years with .  wisdom and tact, but business had to  go down .before the bidding of the  holy church.  V. V. & E.   WIN   SUIT.  Hospital   Ball, -Meetings.^  Myers Creek Tunnel Will now be Rushed  at Both Ends.���������C. P. R.  Enters  Suit for $Sooo Damages.  The V. V. & E. Railway Company  may now dump all the rock it wishes  to on the little hollow below the eastern mouth of the tunnel it is driving  .on a. section of Columbia <S: Western  Railway lot No. 270U on Myers Creek,  about seven miles to the west of Midway.  His Lordship Mr. Justice Morrison,  in Supreme Court Chambers granted  the order empowering the Y. V. & E.  Railway to take possession of the little  strip of land which 500 men fought for  a month ago. Since abandoning the  ground, which was owned by the C.  P. R., the V. V. & E. Company took  steps to acquire a legal right to it, and  all the preliminaries have been settled.  Mr. W. S. Deacon, of the law firm of  Wade, Deacon & Deacon, applied for  a warrant of possession. The order  was made.  A suit for damages against the V.Y.  & E. Railway Company has been commenced by the Columbia ������fc Western  Railway, or the C. P. R. It is the  claim of the plaintiff company that  the defendant railway took wrongful  and forcible possession of this particular portion of lot 2703, about which  all the squabble arose. Damages to  the amount of $8000 are sought.' The  case is expected to come to trial before very long.  At the request of the hospital -ball,  committee a meeting of the ladies of  Hedley was held in the church on  Thursday 7th inst. to make arrangements for providing the supper. There  was a large representation and matters were gone into with a degree of  enthusiasm and thoroughness that  augurs well for the success of the undertaking. .  Mrs. Bowerman was chosen chairman of the meeting and Miss Megraw  secretary.  After a careful consideration.of way.-  and means a general standing committee, was appointed consisting of  Mesdames Sha-tford, Crawford and  Bowerman, with Mrs. Shatford Convener.  A table committee, was appointed,  consisting of Mesdames Schubert.  Shatford, Brule. Deardorf. Winkler,  and Cootes and Miss McKinnou, and a  soliciting committee consisting of  Misses Stott, McKinnon and Green-  hill.  Other committees, such  as  decorating, waiting <fcc. were named.  The Bachelors.  The  Bachelor   Committee are   also  working hard for the Hospital Ball on  December 27th, and say that the affair  is going to be the success of the season.  A  second committee   meeting  was  held on Monday night when reception,  music, and other sub-committees were  appointed.  Every detail is being looked after in  away that will assure every one a  jolly good time.  With the ladies' auxiliary taking  charge of the supper, decorations, etc.  the bachelors are giving their whole  attention to getting a large attendance  and having everything in readiness. THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, ��������� DECEMBER 14, 1905.  Che Ibcdley Gazette  and  SimDkameen Advertiser.  >-., ��������� -  . i ������-,n'������l on Thursdays, by the Hkdi.kv Ga/.etti:  ' IM'INTINC; AND I'Cl'l.lSIIIKG COMPANY.  LlMlT'Cl).   at  Hedley, H. C  Subscriptions in Advance  .Six Months.0.  32.00  .   l.(K)  NOTICE  Advertising "Rates  Measurement, V2 linos to the in������h.  Land Notices���������Certificates of impvoveincntotc,  $7.1)0 for <>0-day notices, and 85.00 for HO-diCy  notices.  ! Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding one  inch, .'$1.00 for one insertion,.'25. cents ".for.  each suliseciuent insertion: Over one inch,  HI cents per line for first insertion and ������  cunts per line for each subsequent insertion.  Transients payable in advance.  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month.  *" ������1.2.i: over 1 inch and up to 4 inches,-$1.00  liei* inch poi'iiionth. To constant advertisers  taking larger space than four inches, on  application, rates will be given of reduced  charges; based on size of space and length  of time. .-���������,-���������;'  Advertisements will be changed once every  month if advertiser desires, without any extra  .charge. For changes oftenbr than once a'luonth  ,the  price of composition. will  be charged at  .-regular rates. .'���������     / ��������� ���������  .���������������������������'-".'.- "i\':-'.  ��������� Changes for contract .���������idVprt'iso.n'iCiU'.V should  '���������be in the oflice by noon on Tuesday to secure  ��������� attention for that n'eelcVt'isu'c. J,iV'; ..'��������� i:    "  - ���������������������������������������������rr\irl- AiMEQRiAVV, Ur.:    -n  .,,,., \ .,.,,.n Managing. Editor.,'  First quar.  3rd.  Full Moon  11th.  ,   #%J>rV Last quar.  "������'fiSr-*p.-.V'       19th'  ^ ���������>������!~f^jL    XowMoon  1905  ^dec;-'  1905  Sun.  ftVon.  Tiles. Wed. Tim. Fri  ��������� cDdli  l  2  *>  4  5       0-      7       S  9  10  11  12     13     U     15  10  17  18  19     20     21      22  28  21  25  20     27     2H     29  30  :31  proceeded to roll up its sleeves for the  making of a mountain or so to pile on  top of the administration at Victoria.  A camp agitator named White opened  the hall with a letter to  the  News -in  which he brandished  an unpaid  time ooliVtl^ct and opemto the' uni'w-tokin^ of tiS !  cheque,   drew   harrowing  pictures of Vancouver & t'oast-Kootcnay Hallway Com-1  ,.',,..      , T ,. j.,, pany;  this Alborm & ( o'vichan Railway Com-,  distress, told how the assistance of the    Government had been invoked in the  pet son of J. It. Brown of Greenwood  (a factions member of the opposition)  and of how that good sympathetic  soul had replied "Sorry for boys, but  I can't do anything for you." The inference which the thing was intended  to carry was, of course} that .the Government was to bla inc.  Now the fact remains that"no piece  of similar legislation has   passed   the  House in this or any  other provincial  legislature, in  which' the interests of  the working man were so thoroughly  safe-guarded as in   the   Midway and  Vernon  railway   bill.    That act  vides that the subsidy   for   each  mile section of the road  will  he  on tiie completion of such section  as the contractors have not yet fihish-  ed;the'first section ho subsidy has yet  been paid them nor \Vill it be paid un-  tilj completed- and  ^accepted    by. the  Government.   The Act says:  Section (3) sub-sec-" (j) The subsidy  under this Act shall-be subject to the  conditions that the workmen, laborers  iir servants employed in or about the  construction and operation of:the rail-.  pro-  ten  paid  .and  NOTICE l.S HEREUY GIVEN' that An up-'  plication will be made to the ..Legislative j  Assembly of the Province of Dritish Columbia, .  at its next session, for an -Vet-to'incorporate a ;  Company with power to acquire,  purchase, ;  pany: the Kamloop.s& Atlin Rail way Company,  and the Midway & Vernon Railway Company; j  and to acquire all t he rights,  powers and pri vi- j  lego- of the said Companies; and with power to  exercise all the powers contained in the Acts of !  Incorporation of I he said Companies; and with  power to acquire, imi-ehasc, construct and o|>-.  urate the undertakings of any other Railway.  Company or Companies;  imd with power to;  subscribe for and purchase I he stock. ��������� bonds. !  debentures or other securities of any Railway |  'Company; and to exchange the .stock or other |  bonds,,  debentures or oil^ir .securities of the ,  Company to be incorporated for the ilmiits. ;  stock, debentures, bonds or other securities of j  any other Railway Company :  and with power !  to increase the capital of the Company to be !  incorporated; and with power to issue shares u* ;  fully paid up; and to Morrow money on the  Company's assets by any form of security ; and  with power to promote any Railway Company  or Companies, or to amalgamate  with  any  Company or Companies; and with all the other  and necessary powers conducive to the carrying out of the Company's undertaking.  Dated at; Victoria. H.C., Nov. ���������ttiid,'������������.*������.  1JOHE1STSON fc HOHEKT.SOX.  !(>-<> -Solicitors for the Applicant*.  wcogcccccosopcoecoeccccoBeoccoog  BRITISH  BANK OF  Mum AMERICA  Capital���������$4,866,666.  HEAD OFFICE l.V CANADA,  H. STIKICMAX, General Manager  Reserve- $2,043,997.  MOXTKEAL  .1. ELMSbY. Supt. of Branches  BANKINO BY MAIL���������Accounts of pal tics living nfc a distance receive our  special attention. Deposits can be made through the mull, and sums added  thereto and withdrawn at uny time. A General Ranking Husiness Trans-  aetiKl.   Drafts issued, payable at all-points in Canada mid abroad. ���������  Hedley Branch,  L. Q. HacHAFRE, Acting Manager  ieoooooeoooooceosoocooosooQCQooc  (F  NOTICE.  ET DONA FERENTES.  gave us to understand  was nothing  With the advent of a C. P. P. right-  of-way man  on the scene,   it is quite  within   the   possibilities   that,   active  conflict between the  two roads in this  .''immediate vicinity may be precipitated  in a very short time.    It is now pretty  generally   believed  in  the   Boundary  that \vork will be begun by the C.P.R.  in dead earnest in the early  spring to  build westward .from Midway, both at  Midway and   Penticton.      Of course  they have been at work on the Midway  end for a month or more, butin a very  tentative sort of  way,   and   with  the  immediate, object in view-of harassing  the  Midway &   Vernon,   oyer whom  they   obtained  an   advantage in  the  matter of a crossing on  the  Myerhoff  ranch.     It did not take many-men to  construct the piece of track  necessary  to secure that advantage at Midway,  and  a-few   wheel-barrows, picks and  shovels..may soon   be  in  evidence at  Brushy Bottom and  other points iii  this portion of the  valley.    Of- course  'William .Why{*  last June that while there  here just at present to build.for,, they  would, build " ultimately," and there is  nothing to prevent thein,   if they see  fit,   to call this "'ultimately"  and act  accordingly.    The people of the Similkameen have so  long waited in vain  for the building of the C.P.Ii. through  this valley that it would  be  difficult  indeed for them to analyze the feelings  that would arise on  seeing that company  at work   track-building in their  inidst   before    the    Great    Northern  grades were constructed. The memory  of  that light at Ottawa   was  not allowed to dim sutTiciently until another  bad taste in the mouth was  produced  by the Midway incident.    Evidences of  progress are always welcome, and two  railways down this valley is a cherished  dream,   but it will take strong evidence of bona fides on the part of  the  V. P. It. to force down the ever-recurring thought,  "Timeo Danads etdona.  fen-ntes."   Should the (!. P. It. go into  the race in dead earnest from .Midway,  Penticton   and   Nicola,  and  abandon  this  child's play of .holding crossings,  they have yet a. good  chance  in   the  race for a; through  road to the coast  through Southern  British   Columbia,  and this they cannot build and operate  without  doing incalculable good  for  the district traversed.  way in aid of which- such.'subsidy  is  granted, shall be   paid   such: rate 7 of  wages as may he currently payable'.to  workmen laborers  unci   servants .engaged in similar   occupations  in   the  district in -.which-such '.railway is constructed and operated, and upon breach  of such   condition  by   the   Company  there  may  be deducted and retained  from any moneys payable  to such unearned subsidy  as the Lieutenant-Governor  cil may think proper; and in case the  subsidy shall have been paid before the  breach, such part thereof as may  be  determined  by Order in Council may  ! be recovered back from the Company,  with full costs of action,  at the suit of  the Attorney-General of the  Province  in any Court of competent jurisdiction.  The  workmen,   laborers   or   servants  employed in or about the construction  of the said railway, and each of them,  shall  be charged fnir and   reasonable  prices for any board, provisions*clothing and other necessaries  of  life,  and i  leasonable comfort supplied   by   the, I  company, their agents,  or.any person j  or persons authorised by the said com-!  pany to supply such goods and accoin- J  niodation ; and upon the breach of any i  of the provisions of this section, or in j  the event of exorbitant charges  being j  made by the railway   company,   their  agents   or   other   person   or   persons j  authorised -by   the railway company,  there may be deducted and retained  from 'moneys payable   in   respect   of  such unearned subsidy, or hereafter to  be. granted subsidy, such amount  as  the Lieutenant-Governor- in    Council  may think proper.  (k) The Government shall be entitled to retain the subsidy on each section when the same becomes due, until the company' produce satisfactory  evidence that the wages of all work-'  men employed on said section have  been-paid. -  If some of the workmen were foolish  enough to.sell their time cheques at 30  cents on the dollar to sharks who traded upon their fears they have only  themselves to blame. Had they waited four or five days they could have  had it in full. The Act itself was ample evidence that contractors couldn't  beat them.out of it, and any opposition member or editor who was appealed to.should'have told them so instead of acting the part of political  Pecksniffs.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an application will be made to the Legislative  Assembly of the Province of British Columbia  at its next Session,' for an Act extending the  time within, which the Vancouver & Coiist-  Kootciiay Railway Company bus to complete  its lino of railway, and cni]>oworiiig the said  Railway Company to build from some point on  its line of railway to Kamloops. in the Province  of British Columbia.  Dated at Victoria. B.C., Xov. -J-Jiid, 11105.    *  ROBERTSON & ROBERTSON,  |<Mi Solicitors for the Applicant)-.  NOTICE.  SIXTY' T)A YS after date I intend to apply to  . the Chief Commissioner of Lands & Works  I for permission to purchase forty (-If*) acres of  i land, .situated in-Yale Division of Yale District,  I and commencing at a post marked P. R., X. W.  PATRONIZE  YOUR   HOME  MILLS  Ask your  grocer  for  chains easterly, thence III chains southerly to  point of commencement, containing 10 acres,  niorcvor less  PEKLEY   Rl'SSELL.  Granite Creek. Xov. 1st. lim. KM)  NOTICE.  Moffet's  and help, us to help  British Columbia  by employing more men in our mills.  THE COLUMBIA FLOURING MILLS CO., Ltd.  ENDERBY  AND   VERNON, B. C.  I OI XT Y .DAYS from the. date hereof 1 intend  I vJ to apply to the Chief Conimissionerof Lands  j and "Works for permission to purchase 1������) acres  j of land, beginning at a post on the west bank  - of the Okanagan river at the south end of Vas-  j suuix lake, Uience northerly along the wafcer-  I front 10 chains, thence west 10 chains, thence  ! south 10 chains, thence east 10 chains to point  i of beginning.  j    Dated the -iSth day of September. Uffi.  I > - K'W. LEIR.  40-'.)  Hcgii Leiu, Agent,  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that. (M) days  date, 1 intend to apply to the Jlon.  from  Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purehaso 10 acres, more or less, of land,  situate in the Similkameen Division of Yale  District, and described as follows: Commencing at a post planted on the northerly limit of  the Columbia'& Western right-of-way, marked  S. E. Corner, Lot ti'Qi, thence running north 5  chains, more or less, to the south boundary of  Lot 513; thence east 3S chains, more or less,  along said south boundary of Lot .513 to the  angle ' prist - of said Lot .'13 ; thence south 12  chains, more or less, along westerly boundary  of Lot 513 to the northerly limit of the Columbia  & Western rail way right-of-way ; thence-westerly, following the said northerly limit of the  riglit-of-way, 40 chains, move or less, to point of  commencement, and containing 40 acres, more  or less.  Dated at Midway, B.C.. October 12th, 1S05.  10-9 AY! H. XOltRIS, Applicant.  NOTICE.  AMPLY  PROVIDED   FOR.  The little temporary finaneiul difficulty into which 3fidway and Vernon  affairs seemed to have got a short time  ago, was seized upon by sundry newspapers to get a slap at the Provincial  Government. The Nelson News, armed  with the mole-hill of a pay-day coming  without funds to honor time cheques.  Paddy O'Farrell has a great time  telling certain Canadian newspapers  about their own country, and they accept it all with the same faith and air  of wonderment as if he were writing  of the land of Brobdignag or the marvellous buried treasures of the Cocos.  Lawson's broadside momentarily ruffled Paddy's plumage, but has left his  serenity undisturbed. To the Nelson  News he has been telling of that terra  incognita, fjhe Okanagan imd the Sim-  ilkameen. . Much data which he gives  concerning'the former is both modern  and accurate, and of the latter he. says,  in passing, " the Marcus Daiy estate  has a gold mine called the Nickel Plate  that turns out about $2,000,000 a year  and makes a profit of $1,000,000. As  soon as the railroads reach the mines  and .enable them to increase their  plant and equipment they will be able  to treble their output and increase  their profit fourfold." Now the Nickel  Plate doesn't need any of that kind of  thing. It is better known in the prov-  i ince than Paddy is, even in spite of the  wide publicity given him by Lawson  and Everybody's. It is actual facts  that mining investors want to know,  and that the public care most to hear.  Those who know the Nickel Plate best  are prepared to believe that a phenomenal output will be attained with perfect equipment for extraction, but  these figures of Paddy's at this stage  of the game are absurd.  SIXTY DAYS from the date hereof I intend  to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works for permission to purchase 160 acres  of land, beginning at a postattheS. E. corner  of Lot 4f>0. Siinilkamecn Division of Yale District, thence south 40 chains, thence west 40  chains, thence north 10 chains, thence cast  along the south boundary of Lot 466 to point  of beginning.  1  Dated the 10th day of October, 1905.-  C. E. LEIR,  40-9 Hugh Leiu, Agent.  Now that the Great Northern is coming sure, just hustle in your jobs of  office stationery into the Gazette print  shop and get ready for your share of  the rush. '  NOTICE.  Certificate of improvements.  "GOOD A'fKW" Mineral Claim, situate in the  Osoyoos Mining Division of Yule District.  Where located:'  In Camp Hedley.  TAKE NOTICE that 1, .1. Frnscr Campbell.  Krco Miner's Certificate No. nSO-1, agent for  myself and Chas. E. Oliver, Free Miner's Certi-  Ileute Xo. B70072, intend, sixty days from date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  Certificate ot.Improvements, for the purpose of  obUiiuiug a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  Section-37. must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 28th day of October. A. D. 1005.  12-!) .7. ERASER CAMPBELL.  NOTICE.  Certificate of Improvements.  " COPPER PLATE" Mineral Claim, situate in  the Osoyoos Mining Division of A*ale District.   Avhere located: Camp ITcdlcy.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Ainslcy Megraw, V.  M.C. No. U71G21, agent for Sydney M. Johnson, E.M.C. Xo. B9140S". intend, sixty days from  the 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 37, must be commenced boforo the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 25th day of October, A.D. 1005.  41-!) AIXSLEY MEGRAW.  (  Advertize in the GAZETTE!  CHRISTMAS GIFTSior Men and Boys  you  more  ���������," Where could  .get. anything  suitable for a,man or  a boy than at a man   \  or boy's store, where  practically    nothing  but men's and boy's  goods are sold.  T[ Ties, Braces,  Gloves, Handkerchiefs, Fancy  Vests, Fancy  Shirts, a new'Suit  for the boy, a nice  Overcoat for the  Gentleman, and a  very fine line of  Men's Clothing���������  .ready to put on .  **r  GamDbeii  & Surer.  ^ropetitlote % Men  gg'K'faff'TmyaBM-aiaTi'*^^  HEDJL-E-'V, B.C.  The   Leading  Hoi.sI of the  Similkameen  Valley.  This House is New and First Class in Every Respect,  Being Equipped with all Modern Conveniences���������Electric Light, Telephone, Baths, Etc.        :       :       :       :  Moderatec -THE HEDLEY^GAZETTE, ^DECEMBER 14, 1905.  Town arid District.  j������    -....���������  i .    _ . .     ,.,-,,���������.���������...���������     ,-������������������.���������_ __._������������������-'���������...���������,  Vernon and Kelowna Scots celebrated'on St. Andrews night.-      '     ,  Express parcels sue now handled .by  W. F. Revely.who has put up a. building to the west-of his stables to accommodate same,  A letter, from Mr. T. 1). Pickard,  who writes from Vancouver, announces his intention of starting for California shortly. '"  Rev. E. P. Flewelling is still a patient of St. Luke's hospital, Vancouver, but is making satisfactory recovery, and may be back about Christinas.  - > v  Driver Mclven/.ie of the Penticton  stage had Severn 1 passengers lo turn  over to the flyer at Keremeos on Monday. The flyer made connection with  Tuesday's stage all right.  W. A. McLean returned last week  from Penticton to -look after a wood  contract for the Da.lv 'Reduction Co.  He expects to supply about 1000 cowls  and was,making',the necessary ar-  rangeinents'for same before going back  to Penticton.    ���������  Editor Fyne of the Oroville Gazette  has recently been appointed a J. P., to  dispense justice and law to one of the  liveliest towns in the Okanagan., He  tells a good one on how the retiring  justice handed over the insignia and  trappings of the office.  Mrs. Shatford. convenor of the  ladies' general committee, requests all  the ladies interested , and especially  those who were appointed on committees at last meeting, to meet' in the  church on Friday afternoon, the loth  inst., atr 2:30, to make final arrangements for the Hospital Ball supper.  Dr. Coristine, V.S., owing to lack of  postal facilities at Osoyoos, was obliged to remove, to Fairview. Now the  travellers from the United States  going up the Okanagan ai'e all instructed to report at Fairview, and  those going up the Similkameen by  Richter's pass arc required to report  . at McCurdy's.      ,  Mr. J. N. Logan, of Winnipeg, right  ' of way agent for the C. P. R. arrived  in Hedley on Saturday, evening and  began negotiations with property holders for right of way. Among those  Avho were seen were W. T. Atherton,  J. Wine and Williams, near the mouth  of the Ashnola, George Shelderfor the  old Winter place, and Frank Bailey  for Similkameen City. Mr. Logan  Will have work enough cut out for  him to keep him busy for...some time  in getting right of jvay adjusted.  L. Andrews was recently .up before  W. H. Norris, J. P., of Midway, and  committed for trial on a charge of  having obtained money under false  pretences from the V.V. & E. He had  been working on the survey above  Princeton with Baldwin, and drew his  pay up there. He then went back to  Midway and represented that he had  received no pay, when he was again  - paid. The fraud was not discovered  until Baldwin's pay-roll went back to  Midway, and it was then the charge  was laid. At the hearing Andrews  claimed justification to re-imburse himself for travelling expenses Avhich he  claimed that the company owed him.  Dr. Mathison tells a good. story on  Jim Reith,  of the Central .Hotel; at  'Keremeos.   When trade, Avas a bit dull  around the hostelry during the hot  long harvest days,  the genial host of  the Central thought to-improve his  mind by reading the Life of Napoleon,  hut with the slumberous air and the  murmur of the creek'at his back door  he never could read long at a time  without falling asleep.     Then some of  the boys would come around and shift  his book-mark   two  or  three   leaves  back.   After this had been done, a few  times on  him he exclaimed,' '���������Well,  that Napoleon must have, been a great  man ; he crossed the Alps three times  in   one  day,   and hauled   his  heavy  cannon after him."  Royer's stage reached Keremeos on  Saturday, bub this being the first trip  Avhen extra horses' had to be brought  along and provision made for stabling,  they did not reach Keremeos until the  Hedley   stage   had  pulled out.   The  flyer remained at Keremeos to make  the connection   with Monday's stage  going out, and from this on there will  he no failure to make connections,  as  the Penticton stage will wait at Keremeos in case, the flyer should be a trifle,  late in pulling in.    If the flyer's route  were by way of   Fairview, the   telephone could   be   used   to   advantage,  hut with active grading in progress  down   the Siinilkauieen, the  bulk  of  the passenger business will evidently  he picked up on the. lower route. ��������� Ex-,  tension of the telephone line down the  valley to Nighthawk wauld be a very  great convenience at present.  The -Kelowna ClaWbrv'has changed  its name to the Courier ^Vhich is almost as alliterative and more decorous.  The new editor will not need to inflate  his cheeks so' roundly to fill it up with  spund-'but will despatch the Courier  on its. weekly rounds, staid and proper  as it ought to  lie.  ��������� The ball at the Hotel Similkameen  on Friday night brought ,'out a good  crowd and a particularly pleasant  time is leporfced. Dancing was kept  up until about 3 o'clock'.* That the  guests thoroughly enjoyed* themselves  was evidenced by the fact that a number of them requested repetitions at  not too long intervals.  ' Mr. C. 1-E. Shaw, P. L. S., and his  .assistant Frank Rice were in town on  Friday, and have been engaged recently doing work for the Great' Northern  by tieing in their line between Hedley  and Princeton with the various properties through which the survey passes. They will also survey several  ranches before returning to Greenwood which,they are anxious to make  for Christmas.  .1. T. Facklev, of Denver, arrived in  town onv Thursday last' to, take the  position of master mechanic at the  Daly .Reduction Company's works,  This is a position that is being filled  none too soon, for a plant as extensive  as that Avhich has been installed here  requires an expert, to keep in' shape.  With the machine shop already described in these columns,' Mr. Fackler  "Avill have every facility at his hand for  executing anything in the shape of repairs or new work- . that * may be  required. i  1 The competition silver ,cup put up  by the Hedley Rifle Association is on  exhibition at L. C. W. Rolls' store, he  having won the right to retain it in  his possession during the present  month. The first cup sent had nothing emblematic in its design and  was returned." The present cup is  ���������poised on a tripod of three -rifles,' on  the. muzzle of each of which is'hung a  laurel wreath, and on the lid is a  a rifleman in kneeling position taking  *aim. The cup is inscribed Hedley  Challenge Cup, 1905," and is a trophy  that any rifleman should be proud to  own. It must be won three times in  succession'before becoming the absolute property of the winner-  Best Only Provided for Table  and Bar.  W. J. Henderson, Prop.  Cawston 0 Edmoiid  BORN  In Princeton, December I2th. 1903, to Mr. and  Mis. J.'M. Wright, Siinilkauieen Star, a ton.  In Hedley. Dec. 13th, 1905, to Mr. and Mrs *E.  E. Hardwjek, a son.  PURVEYORS  OF  ALL KINDS  OF  Fresh Meats  fish   .  Vegetables  AND  A DIG SUPPLY JUSTHKCKIVED.   ALL  NICE    FRESH   GOODS THE    HKST  PROCURABLE.  The Following are a few of the Leading Lines ,  ���������  * 4 Crown Muscatel Raisins'  Choice Sultana liaising'  (bulk and 1 lb. packages.))  .    Fancy Seeded Raisins ;  ' (16 oz.' Packages.)  -  Fancy Table Raisins  Vostizzas and Fihatras Currants  r^   ' "' ' '���������'���������'"���������"'-/' (bulk aha'10o������packages.)  -  . /' ... Trig's.'.-ancLDates..., .Orange,  .., '   , "Lettish knd Citron,'Peel-  Walnuts, Almonds, Filberts  and Brazil Nuts... Shelled  Walnuts and Almonds.  Shatfords,  Limited  Phone 8. Hedley, B. C.  TFe  NEW  ZEALAND  HOTEL...  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  Cut  Rates on Orders by both Penticton  and Overland Stages.  Inquire for Latest Fruit Arrivals.  HEDLEY,    -   -   -   B. C.  of  C AP IT AL���������$S,700,000.  Total Resources (Nov.  '04)-  ian  REST���������$3.o00,000.  -$91,000,000.  Penticton Branch  A Branch of the Bank is now-  open at Penticton, B. C.  Princeton Branch  A Branch of thU Bank is now  open at Princeton. B. C.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT���������Interest allowed on deposits of $l.(Wiuid upwards.  BANKING   BY MAIL  Deposits may be made������and withdrawn by mail.   Special attention given to this  cla-* of business-." :: .Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.  A General Banking- Business Transacted.  J. 7V\. CHRISTIE  /Vlcirteigesi-  /-���������=  ���������on  -^  Everything New and  First-Class  Bar^ supplied, with. the .Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, and Special  Attention   paid- to   the   Table.  Hedley  Livery,   Feed  and  Sale Stable  Just Arrived at the Drug and Book Store���������A most complete  Stock of Xmas Goods and Xmas Gifts, suitable for all . . .  HEDLEY,  B.C.  Writing Desks, Fancy Papeterie,  Brush Sets, Toilet and Manicure  Cases, Glove and Handkerchief  'arses, Etc., Etc..  . .  Boxes, P-  Wmr th<B GdEfe  Military   Brushes,  Travelling   Cases,  Razor  Sets,  Etc.. Etc.  Cigar  Dressing and  Shaving Sets,  Cases,   Pipes,  Strictly -First Class Service.  Special Attention given to  the Travelling Public.  Teaming of all kinds  done.  Horses Bought and Sold.  Our Stock of Toys  Stow and Picture  , Gaines, Dolls,  Books, Blocks,  Tov Dishes, is a lame assortment.  We have Some Pretty Things to  Send by  Mail.   . 1.,'U  W. R REVELY,  Proprietor.  At Prices from 50c. to $3.00;   better quality up to $10.00,  and Extra Fine as high as $20.00   .       .       .       ...  Xmas Cards, Xmas Numbers, Chinese Lanterns, Xmas Tree Decorations,  Photo Frames, Souvenirs of Hedley and District, Lowney's and Ganong Bros.'  Confectionery  and Bon Bons,   Seeley's  Perfumery.  Druggist & Stationer  HEDLEY,  B.6.  mastsasaaasBSB ���������*���������  THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, DECEMBER U, 1905.  PROPERTY !N HEDLEY  ,  Safe  Hedley  is the .supply point.I'm- the N.h'kel Plate mountain,-on which 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-'* ,  Similkattieen  ...PRICE OF LOTS...  Money  the new mining district which has already been pi-oven, by a  small amount of development work, to be:one of the richest  gold, copper and coal mining sections of  British Czk'fwm,  HEDLEY is the chief Ioavii on the route of the proposed  Coast-Kooteuay Railway ���������   and with the advent of this road,  which is assured in  the nea.r,future,  it will unquestionably  |  become a large and important city, and town lots will bring  big returns on' money invested at the present time.  Scott Ave. (main st.) ..   ...... .$400 to $606  Other Streets..       $200 to $400.  ....TERMS;...  **-g*Baigza5^-&agff^ jttttewfatw- i.iTrifiaaiaiaa-aassas^  1-3 Cash; balance in 3 and  6i months, with interest at  the rate of 6 per cent.  OW.  For "F"ull  Oculars, 7Vlo.ps- Etc.,  -M.IPIPS-V   TO ���������  L.. W. SHATFORD,  Secretary and Tianager,  -The  HEDLEY, B.C.  This hotel under new management has been  re-modelled, and has ample accommodation for  a large number of people. The table is supplied  with, .-the best in the market. The bar contains  the popular brands of liquors and cigars.  H. W. YATES, Proprietor  H������vV  FIT WELL MD MM Ml  eremeo;  GEO. KIRBY, fianager.  IF YOUR DEALER DOES NOT CARRY  "THE AMES HOLDEN SHOES" WRITE  US AND WE WILL  TELL  YOU WHO  -DOES=  T  lie Ames Holden Co. of Montreal, Ltd.  Largest "Manufacturers of Shoes in Canada.  VANCOUVER, 13. C.  First Class in. Every Respect.     Commercial and  Mining  Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower Similkameen Valleys.    Post .House on. Penticton-  Princeton   Stage   Line.  in?;  -  ESTABLSSHED 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.   :        :        :        :  Fairview and Penticton  ���������ALSO���������  Proprietors���������FAIRVIEW     AND     PENTICTON  STAGE   LINE.  Good Horses and Rigs and Careful Drivers.  Teams furnished to do freighting, transferring and  general teaming, and good saddle  horses always on hand.  -:0:  Mmwn������  W. E. WELBY, Proprietor.  STOP AT  TWEX>DLE @������ REITH, Proprietors.  Good Accommodation and Strict Attention to the  Wants of the Public.    Livery Barn in Connection.  FROM DECK'OF TIIE FLYER  Continued from Kir������t Page.  lie let this winter or not is not known.  It was supposed that it would not be  given out until spring, but a change  may be made and the work rushed all  winter, as is being done just west of  Midway,'for it is known that Mr. Hill  is anxious to finish��������� the!line into the  Siniilkanieen. with the least possible  delay.-"      .      : ���������*?//l\. "���������     '���������'*��������� .    ���������   .'.'' .  ���������-.;"���������"���������������������������-'        'A'lvMrowAV,      %���������..;.  matters have progressed  rapidly and  the work is now Hearing completion.  The yards are situate on the Riverside  addition,   and   the   large   amount of  trackage-going  in   bears  evidence of  the amount of traffic which  the company will handle here.    .Provision has  been made for joining in  the Greenwood branch when built, this evidently  being used at present as part of the Y.  The station  is being placed in the Y,  with tracks on all sides.    The owners  of Riverside addition have had a re-  survey'made so as to conform' to  the  line of the  Great Northern.     In   this  "way those who purchase lots can count  on getting  the full amount of space  and.will not lose any  by the railway.  ' Wonderfulc-hanges have, taken place  in 'Midway itself.    There are eight hotels full to overflowing,  and travellers  have difficulty at times to.get a bed.  The evil of unlimited room for expan  ground cut oil!  sion   is seen  here  in  an exaggerated  form, for the town is .spread all over  creation.    Counting Ferry, just across,  the line, there are practically seven different M idways. The Lancashire clump  of buildings was, the first; that from  the old Advance office to the old Uns-  worth drug store is No. 2; the Crowell  and Salter environment is No. H:  the  0. P. R. station andDahl's hotel make-  No. -1; the new town on 5th St., which  has sprung up at the end of the bridge  is No. 5:' Riverside addition -with the  Great Northern is"No. 0.  and Perry in  Washington, No. 7.    The platting of  Riverside addition and the building of  that bridge across the river by private  enterprise  in 1S99 has really  turned  out to be the  salvation   of  the town,  for, by furnishing the Great Northern  with traffic facilities and yardage so  close to  the  old town,  it has made d  nucleus around which to build and will  tend to minimize  the evil  of further  spreading out.    Ferry, across the bor-.  der,  has attached  to itself "art unenviable notoriety--a short .life and a  merry one 'being, evidently the goal  .aimed at.    Saloons and dance houses  practically make up the whole place,  and   when   their   present   legitimate  prey���������the poor navvy���������moves on west  with the construction pay-car -uid the  members of what brother Low cry calls  "the oldest profession-"-follow   hini .  then Ferry, like Brooklyn of Columbia  and Western fame,- will be hors de  combat.    That is really what a considerable portion of its population are at  present, only they spell-it another way.  Midway is nob only at present but  must continue to be the centre of great  railway activity.     With the construction of the Great Northern, Midway &  Vernon and C. P. R. all in  progress, a  large volume is being and   must be  done,   but it  is a mistake Jo  suppose  that construction" will end it.    These  roads must  be  operated and the train  crews will  support a good   town   in  themselves,  while as a great smelter  point  its outlook  is  as bright, if not  brighter than that of any other point  point in the Boundary.  NOTICE.  T IlKKKllV (aVK NOTICE that, (ill days from  -1 the date hereof, 1 intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands & Works for ner-  mission to purchase SO acres of i-aiif.ee land, as  follows: Coiumum.-iiifrat the N. i'.'. i-oi-ner of  fj. .'illl.'i. C. I. thence south -JO chains, (hence east  -.'II chains-, thence mirth 10 chains, thence west  iiloiiff south boundary of'Lot'iO!!-;.('!. I. "2(1 chains  more or less, thence south 20 chains to the  point of commencement. '  Kilpoola Lake. Nov. kith. 1!!().J.  T. LAC ICY,  II-!) 'U. II.   pAKICINKON.   Ayent.  6 noneer oarnaoe  an  .eoair m  HEDLEY,  B. C.  Horse-Shoeing and all kinds  of Blacksrnithing done.    :    :  GEO. ft. SPR0.ULE,  Proprietor*


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