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Array m  n ���������lrtTr.r*wJ*w'' tt rt'V.li***. II  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER  Volume V.  HEDLEY, B,C:, THUKSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1909;  Number 48.  /I Dr. C. A. JACKSON  ,      DENTIST  [18 years' practice in Vancouver.]  S. O. L. Co.'s Block .-..,'  PENTICTON,      -      -      B. C.  W.H;T.GAHAN  Barrister,  Solicitor,        -  ; Notary Public,' Etc.     t  B. C.  ���������      Murk Block  PENTICTON,      -  THE CANADIAN NORTHERN  Short    Connected Views   of What  Line Consists and'Some History of the Beginning.  the  J. W  EDMONDS  '���������Insurance and-  General Agent    ,  Agent for Tiik Gbeat West Life Insurance Company;.;, '  PENTICTON,      -   '"-.-'"   B. C.  JflS, 6U\RKE  Watchmaker  HEDLBY, B. C  Clocks and Watches for Sale..  G. MIL-BURN  BRICKLAYER   AND   TI.ASTERER.  IS PREPARED TO ATTEND TO ANV  ��������� j WORK IN THIS LINE  THOSE     REQUIRING     CHIMNEY'S  1JUILT MA V HAVE THE WORK  DONE IN GOOD SHAPE  HEDLEY      -     and     -      KEREMEOS,  HOTEL PENTICTON  Headquarters for Tourist Travel.  ���������  Rates Moderate.  A. Barnes, Prop.       Penticton, B.C.  HOTEL HEDLEY  Nowly Renovated Throughout.  Accomodation Unsurpassed.   Best only  in Liquors and Cigars.  D. 6. Hackney, Prop.  Hedley.  Grand Union  Hotel ���������������������������������������������   -  HEDLEY, B.C.  First Class Accommodation.   Bar Stocked with  Best Brands of Liquor and Cigars.  A. WINKLER, Proprietor  A. MEG RAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer,  Real Estate. Mines,  Crown   Grants   Applied   For  Under Land Act and  Mineral Act.  Agent for:  Mutual Life of Canada.  Hudson Bay Insurance Co.  Columbia Fire Insurance Co.  Calgary Fire Insurance Co.  London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.  Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.  United AVirolcss Telegraph Co.  Office  at   HEDLEY,  B.  C.  THE  NEW  ZEALAND  HOTEL  #     *     *     *     *  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  Everything New and First-Class  Biiv supplied Avith the Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, and Special  Attention  paid  to   the   Table.  During the, past contest much avrs  heard about the Canadian Northern,  but neither speaker nor writer had  time to tell iuuchv about the road itself . :.'..:....'.-. ..w.;.:.:-vrV-.'.������������������_.:��������� ,',; . ���������"'���������/'':.,:  Those. Avho have read the magazine  Westward Ho! and noted the excellent article, by., Arthur Hawkes entitled tthe RaihvayOver the Hill will  have a good idea of it, but those who  have? not will find the account which  follows fairly,satisfactory.  The Canadian Northern is not an  old road; It dates its: birth from the  year . 1896, when the nucleus of the  present system was ushered* into being in Manitoba as the Lake Manitoba  railway and Canal Company, with  100 miles,of track between Dauphin  and Gladstone. This small line grew  rapidly in importance, and by, building some distance east of Winnipeg,  and leasing in 1901 the Manitoba lines  of the Northern Pacific- railway,,  through communication between Win-  nipeg and Port Arthur 'was obtained,  and the line became an important  factor- in the hauling of western produce tO'the head of lake shipping. In  1902 the first annual report of the  Canadian Northern" raihvay, as such,  was issued.  ���������- Nf w lines were acquired from time  to time, till now the system embraces  some" thirty original companies. In  1906 the Canadian Northern Ontario  railway Avas opened, Avith a line from  Toronto to Parry Sound, thus connecting Winnipeg by lake and rail with  the Ontario Capital. Next came the  absorption of several Quebec lines  into the Canadiani Northern Quebec  railway, and finally purchase and construction the nucleus of a. Maritime  Province system Avas formed.  Construction noAV centred chiefly in  the West. With their eyes on. the  Pacific coast, Messrs. Mackenzie and  Mann bent all their energies to work  in the prairie country, with the result  that in a few years there has sprung  up in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and  Alberta a perfect, network of lines,  completely covering the middle provinces. The line now stretches, Avith  many ramifications, from the head of  the Great Lakes to a point Avell past  Edmonton.      .*��������� '"',?   ~\T-'{  The situation of the line in relation  to the Doniioion is now as follows:  In Nova jScot.ia-there are about 450  miles of track, linking Halifax and the  south east coast Avith Port Wade, on  the Bay of Furidy. From there it is  expected ultimately to instal a car-  ferry service to.connect with Victoria  Beach, on the New Brunswick side of  the Bay. Thence the company has a  charter, for a line to Levis, where the  St. Lawrence will be crossed by means  of the Quebec bridge to Quebec. From  Quebec the line has already been built  to Montreal and Ottawa.  Noav folloAvs  a gap between Ottawa  and  Georgian Bay.    Routes have already been arranged for the laying of  track to Toronto, Key Inlet, and other  points on the  Ontario  branch  of the  system,  thus completing direct communication Avith the head of Georgian  Bay.  This is followed by another gup,  Avork   upon   which  is shortly   to   be  started,  that from Sehvood,  or some  point   near   there,   to   Port  Arthur.  When this is completed  direct   communication  will be established with a  point west of Edmonton.  And then the Coast!  There is little need to say anything  more than has already  been said time  and again  recently in  explanation  of  the British Columbia part of the road.  Everyone  knows by this time Avhat is  demanded   by Messrs. Mackenzie and  Mann,  and what  has  been promised  them* by the McBride ministry.   The  only  question is:  Avhat is it going to  bring to the province?  What it will bring is I his : A transcontinental railway almost ready completed; not a sink for public money  that will take several times the time  and taxes to construct, that Avere ex-  pected, as has been the case in another  instance. And this transcontinental  line will not be one long streak of  steel driven by brute force, and regardless of all business principles,  through a country that is in many  Continued on Pago Four.  DUNSMUIR'S SUCCESSOR  Appointment   of  T.   W,   Patterson  Lieutenant-Governor    Creates  Surprise and Disapproval  as  (Spokesman Review)  VICTORIA,  B. C, Dec. 3���������Within  10 days James Dunsniuir,  millionaire  lieutenant-governor of British Columbia, Avill retire,  to be succeeded by T.  W;    Patterson,' i a    prominent    and  wealthy Victorian who has accumulated substantial competence as a railway and public works contractor.  .'-.'Mi'. Duhsmuir's resignation has been  in the hands of the dominion govern  inent for several months and ever since  there"litis 'been  conjecture as to who  Avould be appointed.  F. C. -Wade, can-  didate/for, provincial honors in the recent; election,:,was looked��������� upon as the  most; probable,   iispii-aiit.   , Therefore  news ;,of ..Mr.-,. Patterson's ���������' selection  carne as^i surprise.    ;  : Mr. Patterson  took an active part  in the j campaign against ,the McBride  government, publishing a series.of \et-  ter.s.,iii the liberal: press condemning,  the.,government's railway   policy   in  unqualified, terms and declaring that  he would not .care.;, to.accept, the .pre-.  mier-'s-Avord on anything.    His expert  'criticism, was expected to have weight,:  but, the. election's, outcome, does not  beu'jr this Ollt...i .:���������;...'.: ...V .,..;;.       .'..':,..,  , Puti;erson is.58,years bld,fa native of  'Kilmarnock, Scotland.,.. He settled.in  .'.Ontario, in his youth, and was one of  the contractors employed.on the construction  of the Wellandj canal.   He  came to Victoria, in 1885 and built part  of the E. &.N. railway  on Vancouver  island.    He'alsb built  the Shuswap &  Okanagan, and the Victoria and Sidney  .roads.,   . '������������������������������������ .        ...,  A CLOUDY  SUNSET.  McConnell's Sins Finding him out.���������Various. Papers now Taking him to  Task���������Penalty for Much  Freshness...     -   '���������' --i  When J. P. McConnel appointed  himself guardian in extraordinary for  the Similkameen and in addition to  that little task, took on also the management of the Liberal party in B; C.  he had a nice little chore on his hands.  Now he is; preparing to shape the  opposition which is to. be offered the  government' during the next four  years. To do.this he is creating a hcav  party which, is( to be; the no-party  party. It is to have two chiefs, McConnel and Sir1 Charles Hibbert Tup--  per and three < organs, the; Sunset,  Vancouver World and Victoria Times.  AH the otheir V Liberii 1 'p-ipeis he '; has  read out of. his party, and; some of  them,, the Westminister': .News and  the Kamloops Inland Sentinel, are  kickinglike steers. ���������������������������'���������'������������������'      ;!  BUYING RIGHT OF WAY  Great  Northern  Gets   Busy   on   Route,  West of Princeton  So much for this fresh youth's  pro-  deal  AS IT LOOKS  IN OLD TORONTO  Re-  How The B. C.  Elections   Were  garded���������Dan Mann Talks Too.  to  Sir James 'Whitney was more;than  pleased when he heard the results of  the'British Columbia elections yesterday morning, and gave practical form  to his rejoicing by promptly despatch  ing a telegram of congratulation t(  Premier McBride. '���������  "The result," he remarked, "shows  clearly the position Mr. MeBride's government' arid policy occupy in the  minds of the great'majority of the  people there., ,. ..,  "From a general point of view and  outside of all other considerations,  Mr. McBride deserves the hearty  thanks of all lovers of responsible government for having taken his political  future in his hands and established in  the western province the system of  responsible party government,"  D, D. Mann was jubilant over the  returns, which mean the endoisation.  of the government policy of guarantee*  of the bonds of his railway.  If the Liberal party had been successful, he asserted, it would have  meant a delay of years, if indeed the  railway would ever have been able to  achieve its end. The C P.R. and G.T.P.  he interjected, had both received more  aid than the C. N. R. was asking. The  guarantee would mean a low rate of  interest for initial construction, which  meant low fixed charges, and this  was an essential to the securing of Ioav  frieght rates.  Arrangements for the commencement of construction, he intimated,  would be entered into immediately.  vincial-troubles,- ncav; we   must  with a matter neater home. '���������  Because the Gazette disapproved of  the Sunset's stupid course and took,  occasion to point out McConnel's utter  lack of consistency or reliability this  paper is marked for speci'il disfavoi-  at his hands.- :In' two successive'issues  it .has been attacked and a further instalment promised which,we have not  yet seen. His style of argument is  antiquated.' It merely eonsistsin setting up men of straw to knock doAvn,  but'that sort of game Avon't work Avith  the Gazette. The Sunset will-be held  to. hard facts and will not  be allowed  to dodge anv of them no  matter how  ���������     '���������.'���������.'*,���������.'      ���������..,-.   ,   ��������� i     .   ...  badly Bruce may want to do so.  Every position we have taken has  been correct, as we are prepared to  prove. Only in one minor particular  have we been in error, and that is  Avhere we took it for granted that  Avhen the Great Northern took over  certain assets of the V.'W. & Y. it ob  tained the V. VV. ������fc R. charter as'well.  This we have been informed by a friend  in Hedley is not so and we are willing  to iiccept the correction, for Ave do  not claim to know it all.  Taking: the Sunset's falsehoods and  . (AVcstcrn Associated Press)  The Great Northern railway is buying right-of-way along the uncompleted portion of the V. V. &E. railway between Princeton in the Similkameen district and Abbotsford in the  Fraser river valley west of the Hope  mountains. '  This was the announcement made to  the   reporter by Mr. John L. Snapp,  chief; right-of-way agents of  the Hill  roadj at the Hotel Vancouver to-day.  Mr. Snapp has just returned from St.  Paul  where he received  his  instructions from the company.     He at once  dispatched assistants to undertake the.  work witli the utmost celerity.  While',  Mr. Snapp did not claim  to have any'  official information that the construe-.  tion Avork over the Hope mountains is ���������-,  to be rushed, railway men declare that  the Hills'db. not intend  to be  behind,  their rivals in being the first to establish direct communication between -  Vancouver and the Kootenays.  . For. over a. year survey , parties  in  the employ  of   the   Great   Northern  have been engaged in  running   surveys over   the  divide   via the Cold-  water and Coqiiihalla routes;     In-the  head office at St. Paul Mr. Hill noAV  has in  his.possession all  the data ofl  the cost  of various   modifications of  the main route,-including an eight- ���������  mile tunnel project involving  the reduction-of the mileage  by nearly 30  miles.  ET   TU REINECKE !  To   Compare    Southern   E.  G'     With  Bleak Ottawa, .How Awful.!  L. W. Shatford left for the coast on  business, and during his stay there he  intended going over to Victoria to attend to some departmental business in  the interests of constituents. One of  the matters to which he will doubtless  give close attention is that of having  due provision made in the agreement  with the Kettle Valley line for the  complete liquidation of all the outstanding bills in connection with the  unfortunate Midway and Vernon  operations of four years ago. As many  of these hit residents of the Similkameen riding along Rock Creek and up  the West Fork of the Kettle river  rather badly,and as this matter means  a great deal to them,Mr. Shatford Avill  take good care that no oversight on  the part of the government Avill keep  them any longer than necessary out of  their just dues. With the early completion of a raihvay to the properties  of the West Fork that promising section Avill soon become one of the most  important parts of the riding.  quibbles seriatim we have  (1)   The Gazette accused the Sunset  Avith trying to prejudice the interests  of the   Similkameen   hy   its     insane,  whimsical opposition to the Hill interests, as evidenced  by its threat to oppose extension of time under the V.V.  & E. charter.    To this the  Sunset replies that it "is not and never has been  opposed to the V. V. &'E. being built  over the Hope Mountain or anyAvhere  else in British Columbia as the Hedley  Gazette is now attempting . to make  the people of the Similkameen believe."  Note the quibbling evasion in that denial.   The  Gazette    was not dealing  with any juggling  mental reservation  of the Sunset writer but with a statement of  fact.   The Sunset   did   say  that it would see that no extension  of  time Avould be given  to build under  the V. V. & E. charter after the last  day of December 1909 without its opposition and we dare the Sunset to go  to its fyles and   reproduce   the   paragraph containing the threat which we  speak of.    No dodging   here; stick to  hard facts.  (2) The Sunset accuses the Gazette  of going back on the scheme of obtaining connection Avith the; coast via the  Hope Mountain. The Gazette has  gone back on nothing it has ever advocated in reference to coast connection. For a time we expected an  amalgamation of routes by the C.N.R.  and V. V. & E. until we kneAV Mann's  reasonable objection as to grade and  we excepted the objection as any  reasonable man would. What inconsistency Avas there in that ? As for  the province building it the Gazette  expressed no opinion (for reproduction of the. Sunset's views i.s not an  opinion) except on one occasion when  we said: "The province might in the  absence of any other solution be justified in going in for such a scheme; but  only in the absence of all others and  Avholly as a last resort."  (3) The Sunset said while McBride was  pouring ridicule on the Hope Mountain route the Gazette is telling the  people of the Similkameen that the  Kettle Valley is to be built over the  Hope  Mountain".     This is  a typical  (Ottawa Citizfn.)  "It's quite a change to  come back  here from British Columbia;  we had  Avinter theie when I left;" said Mr. L..  Reinecke, leader of a geological survey expedition  which has just returned from the west, to a Citizen reporter  this morning.   Mr.  Reinecke's  party-  had  to stop  work  oh account  of the  fact that the snow  was deep  on   the  ground. It was cold, too, even though  the district in   which  the surveyors  were operating  was  in the  southern  portion  of   British   Columbia.      This  would  seem to indicate  that the eastern part of Canadi- has been markedly ,  favored by mild weather this year.  Mr. Reinecke was in charge of a  party which made a topographical  map of the district around the west  fork of the Kettle river. The place is  one which is just opening up as a mining country and has some promising  indications.  Sunset fib. The Gazette did not say  so, but merely pointed out a statement of fact that an ad. was running  in the Grand Forks Gazette in which  it was shown that the K. V. were applying to parliament for permission to  build oVer Hope Mountain and doAvn  the Coqiiihalla, and we allowed the  public to draw their own conclusions.  The Gazette deals with facts, the Sunset employs suppositions, implications  and lies.  (4) The Sunset persists in harping on  the charge it makes  that Premier McBride held the Hope Mountain  route  to  be  impracticable and  the Sunset  continues to drag Mr.  Kennedy into  the squabble.    The fallacy of the Sunset's position in  this matter has repeatedly   been   pointed   out   by   the  Gazette.    Does  the Sunset want any  more proof on this ?   Here is some for  it.     Bruce in  the issue of Nov. 20th  says:   "Premier   McBride,   while   he  asserts he met Mr. Kennedy in Hedley,  is careful not to say that Mr. Kennedy  condemns  the Hope Mountain route,  though he tries to make it appear that  Mr. Kennedy does say so."    How is it  that   everybody   else  who   read   the  Premier's North Bend speech failed to-  read the  Premier's mind as Bruce did  and know what  the premier wanted  to  say   but Avas  careful not to  say?  Just note this testimony by Bruce.   It  is divided  into   two  parts.    One  is a,  statement,  the   other is an  opinion.  The statement  Ave will accept, not because Bruce makes it but because it is  obvious.    The  opinion  Ave reject   because like so many other opinions by  Bruce, it isn't worth a. tinker's naughty word.  il if���������"'' THE  HEDLEY GAZETTE,  DECEMBER 0, 190P.  * ���������' .1 " , ^ ; "       *'j  S??z������3^ic??'r!ttc?\ Awft '������iiset% (���������   ^'i>-.  ������-uvd on Thursdays, by tin: IIi-io^ky- Gasckttk  l'HINTINfi A NI������ Prill.ISI'IXU ('lIM WNT. '  Limitk!).   av- Hedlev.  H. C.  Subscriptions is Advaacc  'Per A'ear '...'.' . .SL'.OG  '���������   (United Blares)  '.'..*)0  ...  AdvertisJEJg Rate*  Measurement. 12 lines to the inch.  Land Notices���������C-erCillcfttcs of improvement, etc.  $7.00 for (JO-day notices, and ?.*>.00 for 30-duy  notices.  Trcnsicnt Advertisements���������not' exceeding one  inch. SI.(10 for o:ic insertion,, 25 cents for  each subsequent insertion.   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Scott Act and after it was declared in force' wouldiiot Hesi-  ���������Jtate^idtgp-'into'*'aLn* illicitMiye  and fill', lip  on   whiskey,   arid  when  they Avrere  summoned to  appear  in the  courts  and give  evidence,   Avould   resort  to   all'  manner  of subterfuge "dictated  to them by Avily counsel for the  defence to prevent a -conviction.  Noav if the teaching of the texty  books  on the  injurious  effects  of alcohol has. .made  stronger,  truer men of  the  present day  electorate,  then b ring on your  local option laws.     But be sure  you  are  right   before   you  go  ahead. .  ADDITIONAL    LOCALS  I Full Moon       A  1                    2G   i  Last. quar.    V  "^    New Moon  ���������\- ������������������          ���������    12- ���������  M.     First quar.  r                19.  1909  DEC.  1909  Sun. fllon. Tues. Wed  . Thu.'Fri. Sat.  1  2       3       4  5       6       7  s  9     1)     11  12     13     14  15  16     17     18  19     20     21  22  23     21     25  26     27     2S  29  30     31            j  EDITORIAL COMMENTS  Rev. Dr. White in his mission  talk on Sunday night threw out  an idea in speaking of the liquor  question that offers  some food  for thought and may give some  ground for hope  that  the present wave which  is   sweeping  over   the   land   may   possibly  differ somewhat from that of  former   moArements   of a  like  nature.  He is a great supporter  of the  local  option  scheme  of  dealing  Avith the traffic, and in  referring  to the  action  of  the  W. C. T.-U. tAventy years ago in  having text books placed in the  schools explaining scientifically  the  injurious effects  of alcohol  on the human system he pointed out that the generation  of  voters  who are noAV being asked to say by their votes whether  the  sale   of   liquor should   be  legalized or not  will do so with  a fuller knoAvledge  of the subject and a keener com*iction of  right or  wrong in  the  matter.  This  may be so  and it is to be  hoped  that it  Avill mean all he  claims for it, . but Avill it give  them     the     requisite     moral  stamina to refuse to break the  law  themselves when it comes  in force, and will it impel them  to exercise not only a tacit but  an active  moral support of the  law?     We  ean only   judge  ot  what a  man will  do in the future by what he has done in the  past and what he is now doing.  It is iioav illegal for a hotel-  keeper to sell liquor on Sunday,  to  give   liquor  to   a   drunken  man   and to  do a host of other  things that they are habitually  doing in defiance of the existing  laAV,   but   Iioav  many of these  scientifically taught students of  the  injurious effects  of alcohol  are ready to come forAvard now  with information that will lead  to the conviction  of law-breakers although they are cognizant  of  the  fact  that   the   existing  laAVs arc   being flagrantly  violated and   tii-it they  themselves  arc* cognizant of many of those  violations?     That   is  Avhy the  Scott  Act  Avas such   a  dismal  failure  in    so   many   counties.  Many   voted   to   bring  in   the j  Lord LansdoAvne appears to  have lost the statesman's   caution in his rejection of the budget.    If he had wanted to give  the Asquith government a new  lease of power he couldn't have  taken a more  effective way of  accomplishing it than the course  he has   pursued.. Students   of  constitutional history have been  taught to regard  the, absolute  right  of the  Commons  to deal  with   all .matters   relating   to  taxation and re\rehue  as being  the  very basic  principle  upon  Avhich the British constitution  rests, and when you attempt to  tamper with the average Briton's  constitutional rights you tread  on very dangerous ground. This  feature of the rejection of the  budget by the House of Loi-ds  creates a situation that the Asquith government and its followers will not fail to make the  fullest use  of,  and if they are  able to win their way back to  the treasury  benches they may  thank Lord LansdoAvne and his  resolution  for  making  it  possible for them.    It was scarcely  complimentary to Canadians to,  have a man who spent one viceregal term in this country make  so palpable a blunder as Lans-  doAvne appears to have done.  Last* wefekV heavyf ro**t "miide/flhe,  skating 'ori'the slime's poira, ������The river'  , -,    '���������;-���������'   ,      ;������������������((>���������   -.'.--.'���������' ���������''���������>������������������ .<*���������"<    ;-  would alsQ,-have come in for a good  coating of   ice   but   local   conditions'  'were;'" altogether'' unfavorable.    "*9"]he'  commencement'of the cold snap ffitind  the river in,flood which commenced to  recede arid   the ever  changing jwater  level 'prevented  the'fni-iiiiiig  of an ice  coating.   - What   ice   did ��������� manage'to  form  during recession  of the.water  was constantly falling into the current  and-beiiig'carried down stream to pile  up on the liars. ' .;������������������������������������;���������'  A big crowd is an  assured fact for  the masquerade ball to be given by the  citizens of Princetoriin the Oddfellow's  hall, on New Year's Eve, Friday. Dec.  31st. 'The train service which by,that  tinie.AVill be in-effect will giAre outsiders  an opportunity to attend,, and! the  citizens of Hedley and Keremeos csin,  be counted on to avail:, themselves of  the opportunity. The .Oddfellows' hall  iii Princeton which is a,large building  c-.in;'accommodate, a large number.Iof  guests and everything.is propitious  for this; event being a r'eei>rd breaker  in the valley. '���������'���������'. ...   - i , , : -i!  On Sunday night anr It'llialri laborer  came nearly freezing to' death on the  road near Bromley's.1 He had - been  riding1 Avith a load of' other Italians  avIio Avere being driven to Princeton  and all had been drinking. This nian  tumbled out on the.road and was not  missed by the rest. Shortly after midnight Mrs. Edmonds' Avho had been  spending the night at her mother's  heard a shout down the road and she  got lip and put on a fire and called her  father who went out and found the  Italian and brought him in' His feet  were badly frozen and it was most  fortunate that he had taken to shouting for help before sinking into the  torpor that precedes death by freezing  and more fortunate still that his shouts  had been heard by those who were  ready to aid him.  THE BAJH&0&  ���������;.      -.:������������������'    '���������-.     /.���������"il":v-A''..-'4 ���������,.-��������� vt-.i'//..-." "*  I9O9  c  73 Years in Businesi  Every   Banking  A eico m rn od at ion  Capital and Reserve Over $7,000,000  offered  to   Farmers,  Cattlemen,   Miners'  and Lumbermen.     -:  Sales -Notes handled  on most favorable terms. Checks oh-any Ibank cash- ���������  ed.    Money advanced to reliable men. at reasonable  rateS..;ii;:     ������������������. ,..; ,-\ -V''"'-'V.- '' "' -.,"-;"'":    '/���������;':'  Money sent to any point by Money Ordeiy Draft  or Telegraph Transfer:      :;     ? .'uyi'^) ���������'������������������--���������  a  Hedley Branchy  L. G. MacHaffie, Manager  Hotel Keremeos  GEO. KIRBY, xlanager.  First Class  in Every Respect.'     Commercial and  1 .   *���������    ��������� '  Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower Similkameen Valleys.'   Post House on Penticton-  Princeton  Stage  Line.  Mining  KEREHEOS,  B. C.  METEOROLOGICAL.  X M  I      F^Urity F^loiArr  x Do You Want The Best Bread, Cake and Bis-  | cuity ?   Use Purity Flour, for sale at  Of all the summing up of the  late   election and the   reasons  underlying   so   remarkable   a  verdict we have seen none that  hit the nail on the  head in so  few words as that expressed by  Kichai'd Blain one of the Conservative whips at Ottawa.   He  said   "Premier McBride trusted  British   Columbia  and  British  Columbia     trusted     McBride."  That is the whole situation in a  nutshell and in a very   short  time, it   will be   seen   that in  either case the  trust has been  well founded.   Take any of the  issues of the Vancouver World,  Victoria Times, Saturday Sunset or other papers that harped  on pessimistic string, and   put  them away in cold storage and  see how funny their allegations  will read iive years hence. Time  is the great  test for all  these  things, but there are some who  will refuse to be taught by so  great a teacher as  time,   and  would do the  same thing over  again,  if a   like   circumstance  The folloAving are the readings shoAv-  ing temperature, etc., for the week  ending Dec. 4:  AT THE MINE.      :  Maximum       Minimum  Nov 28 ' ���������    '  ..;'      '    ���������"'  29        ..       ���������   "':: ���������  oU * ��������� *~"������������������ ��������� ��������� ���������~~*  Dec    1           ..         32 ..              5  2           .-.         IS ..             -1  10 ..           -21  3 .....-.' -12  Average maximum temperature ���������.���������'���������'  Average, minimum do       ;  ���������.���������  Mean temperature ���������-������������������  Rainfall for the week .     inches.  SnoAvfall       *4      -*������. 4.          "    -  COKKESPONDING WEEK OK LAST YEAK  Highest maximum temperature 34.  Avemge maximum do,.       27.14  Lowest minimum   ,.'        do -2  Average minimum do- 9.85  Mean do 13.49  AT THE MIIX.  Maxirnuni  -..  Minimum  Nov 28 ..        ,47      ... 40  29 .. 47 . 29'  30 .. 42 ..     ���������'  26  Dec    1 ���������'.���������.'..         37      - ....    24-n  2 .. 38        1  3 .. 23 .. 3  4 .. 12 ..     ,    7  Average maximum temperature 36.14  Average minimum do 18.57  Mean do 26.85  Rainfall for the week   .58  inches  Snowfall        '���������       **   ���������.'������������������-   ���������:���������".  CORRESPONDING WEEK OK LAST TEAR  Highest maximum temperature 39,  Average do do 30.14  Lowest minimum do 7      ,  Average do .do 12.42  Mean do 21.28  <J. A������, Sph'u'berfs    ALSO    Ingersoll Cream Cheese, spreads like Butter.    c   .  Christie's Plum Puddings and Fruit Cake.  Pure Apple Cider for your Mincemeat.  Our Table Raisins, Figs and Nilts. are Just In.  We Have a Large Assortment of Christmas  Biscuits and Candies.  J. A. SCHUBERT  HEDLEY, -,."'.       - - B: C    |  NOTICE  MOTlCE is hereby given that the Colonial  *'��������� ��������� ��������� Gold Mining Company alone, is responsible for all debts contraoted by it in its present development work of the Apex Group of  Mineral Claims. ..���������������������������.���������  W. D. McMillan.  NOTICE  Houses to Let.  should arise.  The appointment of T. W.  Patterson as Lieut���������Governor of  British Columbia is not calculated to better the impression held  locally as to the treatment received from Ottawa nor to increase the respect for royal pre-  vogtxtive. A more studious disregard, not to say contempt, for  local sentiment and local sense  of propriety than that exhibited by the federal premier in the  making of this appointment  would be  diflcult to   conceive.  i Boomed House. Furnished, with good garden  ���������$15.00 per month.  i Roomed Cottage���������������10.00 per month.  3 Roomed Cottage���������$8.00 per month.  APPLY TO  F. H. FRENCH.  Try  ..XXWNXVWVSCW  Vidoria  Cross  CEYLON TEA.  Pure  and   Invigorating.  TAKE NOTICE that the undersigned  will  not be.rcsponsible after this date for any  debts indurred on these premises for labor or  supplies or for-any-other-purpose.      Signed      T.H.MARKS  '.J.J.MARKS  Novembor 27th, 190!) 47-4  NOTICE  TAKE NOTICE that thirty days after date,  I, John Lind will apply to tho .Superintendent of Provincial police, F. S. Hussey, for  permission to transfer the licence of the .Great  Northern Hotel, Hedley. to Thomas Uradshaw.  JOH.V LIND.  Hedley. B. C. Due. 1st, 19(0.  IN  THE   SUPREME   COURT  BRITISH COLUMBIA  OF  IN PROBATE  EXAMINATION   FOR' ��������� INSPECTORS'   OF ;  STEAM BOILERS AND  '.     MACHINERY, -; ,    :���������...*;  EXAMINATIONS..,for!the position of Inspector of Steam Boilers anr* Machinery,  under the "Steam Boilcrslnspection Act, 1901,"  will be held at; the.. Parliament, Buildings,  Victoria, commencing November 8th, 1909.  Application - and instruction fprms ci-n be had  on application to the undersigned, to whom the  former must be returned, correctly filled in,  not later than November 1st, 1909. Salary,  $110,00 per month.  JOHN PECK,  .Chief. Inspector of -Machinery-  New Westminster, B. C.  TO PROVINCIAL ELECTORS  IN THE MATTER OF JAMES If. BRUCE,  DECKASED   and        ,'  THE  MATTER  OF THE  "OFFICIAL  ADMINISTRHTORS' ACT."  IN  DISSOLUTION OF  CO-PARTNERSHIP.  TVTOTICE is hereby given that the Co-partner-  J-N ship heretofore subsisting between the  undersigned as barbers under the name and  style of Saunders and Butler has this day been  dissolved by mutual consent. All debts owed  by tho said firm in connection with the business in Hedley will be paid hy AV.T. Butler, by  whom all debts owing to the said firm will be  collected.  Witness \    A. J. Saunders  A. Megrim /    VV. T. Butler  VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that by an  A' Order made by His Honour F. M. Howay  Acting-Local Judge of this Honourable Court,  dated the 24th day of NoTeinber, A.D. 1U0S, the  undersigned was appointed Administrator of  all and singular the estate and effect-- of tho  above named .Jaincs H. Bruce, late of Hedley.  in the County of A'alo. in tho Province-of  British Columbia, deceased, Carpenter, who  died intestate on or abo, t die '..7th day of May  A. I). 1909.  All persons having claims against tho estate  of the said deceased arc required to send tho  same with tho particulars thereof duly veri-  lied to the undersigned on or before the 15th  day of January, A.I). 1909, and all pot-sons indebted to the said deceased are required to pay  the amount of such indebtedness to the undersigned forthwith.  Dated this 29 day of November, A. D, 1909.  48-3 ALKC. II. MACLVTYRE  Oilicial Admin'slratoi- for the County  Court, District of Yale, Kamloops, II. C.  SUBSCRIBE FOR THE  GAZETTE!  NOTICE is hereby given for tho information  of Voters, that the Lieutenant-Governor  in Council has determined that tho holding of a  General Election offers a favorable opportunity  to obtain'the views of Electors on tho question  of Local Option.  For such purpose a vote will bo taken on tho  25th of November instant, at tho samo time as  tho vote for tho election of candidates to tho  Legislative Assembly.  ���������     HENRY ESSON YOUNG,  Provincial Soerotary.  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT.  DlSTHICT Oh'   YAI.E.  MOriCK i.s hereby given that two months  *' after date I intend to apply to tho Chief  Commissioner of Lands for pet mission to purchase the following described land, situato on  Dog Lake in the Okanagan District in tho Similkameen Division of Vale District and described as follows:  Commencing at a post where the southerly  boundary of Lot4(51 intersects the east boundary  of the Columbian and AVcstcrn Railway Right  of Way: theneo southerly following the easterly boundary of stud Columbian and AA'estern  Railway Right of Way one mile more or less to  the point where the northerly boundary of Lot  ,H7 intersects the said Right of Way; theneo  due west to the easterly shore line of Dog  Lake; thence northerly following thesinuosr*  ties of the said Dog Lake to a point due west  from the point of commencement; theneo duo  cast to the point of commencement.  Dated tho loth day of November, A.D. 1909.  AV. J. AVATERMAN  Agent for  Charles Josoph Loowcn  Q m?pmv������mwmqrm������FyBm.i,im  i  \  t  I'/f  *  ���������'.������-  HEDLEY'S NEW BUT6H&RS  -,r?r.'  I The undersigned frave"  $ opened a Shop iif the'  $ commodious   building  formerly occupied by  IJ H. H. Messenger and  /���������| have on hand a supply-  # of all kinds of Meat and  Town and Mstfidt.  ������������������ft--'  -J"'*  %-  ���������$  Vetegables.  .;:.V ,  1. J. KING &M.  ',-���������* *^-Ji"-��������� j ��������� .*     V",' "   <r-' ���������'.-��������� f'.-'-'v     a a1, e *j)J ���������  : ,The, grade.;for, the; spur upVto:th.e  stamp -mill is almost completed. .,- v j  Mrs. fi).- Ji"l^hnisi.ahd ehiidy^canie".Upon Tuesday- to visit her sister^ Mrs.  W. J: Forbes. ���������- ' ���������'-������ '-.; ''' :- '--  ;|What sKrtll \ve wear for tiie/ masquerade ball tit'', Prlj&ce'to'h" bri-' Ne>v  Years's Eveis/a';<iue'i'ti6n thatis troub-.  ling not'a few 'thes������T(lays'..'" "���������''���������"���������'    f  * ���������      *��������� - . ��������� - ���������   . .-  .. Mrs.  McKiiihon_re.turned, on Saturday night fioWPenticton^, Avliere ;slie  A. F. & A. M.  ftft^       REGULAR monthly meetings of  K ^      Hedley Lodge No. 43, A. F. & A. M.,  :*v> -     -    are held on the second Friday in  ,- each month in Fraternity hall, Hedley. Visiting  '.-'(" brethren are cordially invited to attend.  -- ' "AStTliUR CLARE H. D. BARNES,  ���������-';.-#���������,;'������������������������������������������������������ W. M (. Secretary  ,������������������'"'������";"   - -'. :fi'Jj*.l-j..'v. .f'.:.".j: jjf-.-.;^- 'i-,***"!;^  , Great Northern.u  :" a. ���������;..',,������������������. -Hotel ..*,-���������--.���������*.   .  '    fe"   ..      ;    -.,,." ".-.-��������� ...   -,.-   '���������;������������������'-.:*,;,'- -���������';���������  "-.-    ... '  A new house containing more bed  room accommodation than any  other hotel in town. Table and  bar  first - class.   Rates  moderate.  .JOHN LIND,  Proprietor  To Buy ������heap, Pay Gajsti.  Family Gfoperies  Fresh and Seasonable  ait the  had been  visiting friends \yh<> had re  cently come tnere from  Nova Scotia.  -.1... j     h  .:, ..TheJ'raekrlaying.ganghave .been engaged for a feAv days taking up the  side track on Pinto flat and putting it  downy on|* the new \-y>irds, on Smelter,  flat".-/..?,; S... <'i.'>.j-'*'Qv' ���������' *<������'<���������'������*'������������������������'��������� -<-"''--:-~*  The merchants,. butchers, arid other  tradesmen are getting ready for the  Christmas trade, by laying in a good  supply  of holiday goods and  Xirias  ,faj;e.;y.:, ,.... .,-���������.., 'O'-    ' /'���������.'-���������'������������������ - -:��������� '���������>��������� --, ^T"'  ���������''John Love left again for Pho'eYii,x on  Monday/, morning.-\ He has \s.olaV out  his drug;sfco'ck in Hedley to Mr.'Gille's*  pie but does not give  up possession  until the end of the month.  Messrs. John Gladden find Charles  E. Oliver returned on Tuesday even ing-;  ���������fi'6m:?lP,'Ai'cy "Mountain where,?;- they  had been doinf engineering Avork for  Robert Stevenson for the past three  .AVeeks..  In arranging j. for your Avinter and  holiday?' blotters and .announcements',:-  remember that tiie Gazette keeps-, a  large stock i (if ��������� printers' :stationery  suitable..for..all..,linss.of,. commercial  printing.  On Tuesday evening Mrs. W. A.  Maclean received'a wire advising heE  'that1 her brother was.;,daiigerpusly J>ill"  fin^Wihnipegsfan^isheleft^riiWedrife^  day morning.,    Mr.   Maclean accom-  'panied her'Iasffar as Spokane.  ��������� /Some-'bf';��������� tiie provincial papers are  boosting  their own particular representatives for the vacant portfolio of  firiimce^i i^h^yj^rie^h't tra^  selves; Dick can  will do it to his 6\vri*liking.  i- On Sunday- iiight last the -pulpit' was  occupied by Dr. White, superintendent of Methodist missions, who gave  a most interesting talk on the modern,  day mission movement, ��������� and-.treated-  the whole subject of missions in a new  and altogether interesting manner. ;  J.J. Marks ^returned tb Hedley on'  Saturday night with; Mrs. Marks arid  children. "W-&h6uts;on the main line  of the C. "Pi'-Bi' west'of "North Bend  prevented,trains from getting through  for sjever^il days}and asiMrs, Marks eri-  cbiinter;ed one of- these-on the way  she;,Avar obliged- to turn back/to the  coast..   \)    '������������������'    ��������� '������������������(   ;' --��������� .   i ���������     "-"  jv/Pr^^hite, superintendent of Methpf.  disfc* missi.������������is^^ ^  Saturday last. In the evening he-gave'  amagic, lantern exhibition .that wits  both entei-tairiingand, instructive. He  fiadiibout 100'views' of tiie "coast and  gave a]running talk In explanation of  the.views that made the exhibition a  very enjoyable arfairj; The? evening^  Avas cold arid raw and. tti&'attendance  was not its good'.'as li'iight have A)een  expected. Those Avho .stayed away  certainly...iiiissod. a, tgood thing," but  possibly the* Di'. inky give them  anotHerT,charice jiy fetching the views  b-ick Avith.him again on some future  visit,.,. Most ���������of those ..who...have seen  the views would enjoy a repetition.  Dr. YVhillans intends leaving Hed-  ���������li'V for Priiice/Rupert in about a week.  He'h.-is" been-negotiating with outside  men for- the sale of his practice but so  far has not come to terms with any  and it is understood that Dr. McBwen  will come up four times a week from  Kereineos:uritii more definiteairanger  "mehfs' be":,'riih.de. Dr." Whillans 'hat  now'been indentified with;the Similka-  meen for : some eight years, .having  ,first Iocated'at .Princeton, brit"*after-  Aviirds removed to Hedley when this  camp began to take the lead. He will  engage in the practice of his profes-  sjori tit- Prince;Rupertarid*his friends  in"Hedley wisfiniiiii every measure of  success.       '  ��������� '   .     ,;  A lively runaway accident created a  bit of excitement on Scott Avenue one  day' liist last���������>.week.;' A> rig .driven by  Harry. Robinson and1 Containing besides himself, two others, Roy Corri-  gan and Jack Smith, was going down  Scott ^Avenue when the horses shied  and started off. down the street at  breakneck speed. Harry held .on. to  them biit'was unable to'stdpthe'pace.  iOne of 'His'pas'spngers parted cditijpany  in the initwil-siage of the '.shindy bi'iit  not until good headway had 'been  gained. 'Roy and Harry stayed with  the rig until the sharp 'turn had to be  made on to Haynes Street. In front  of. the stables they collided with a  buggy-Avhich;i was standing^ on the:  street and a general^ spill.- resulted,  strange 'to say nobody was hurt and  the horses also escaped but the buggy  XMASGrOOBS  AT  .���������:.;*;  S  I  We are Showing a Splendid Assortment, qf Useful,  and Ornamental Goods suitable for  "'      Christmas Gifts for  Men, Women and Children  -- ��������� '  -   Ilhe1? following list will give you an idea of  what may be found in our large and varied stock.  " Furniture land Crockery  '���������',!'-y(.?',....���������*������������������-;::������������������> 'Lijbrary and Book Cases  w    ;:  Grass a"nd Rattan Chairs  ;     Bairiboo Tables;and Shelves  Fancy Rugs arid Squares  EiderdoAvn Quilts  ,..-...,,-:������������������'.';''.v'1! . '���������- Fa"nc|y]China, Jardinieres, Vases, etc. ' ,  v' ^ -. y .*   "���������''' t ������ ���������������������������������������������' / *,  Ladies' Silk Waists, Underskirts, Silk and Wool Shawls  NeckAvear, Belts, Dressing GoAvns and Gloves.  Fine   Battenburg   and. Drawn   Work   Tea   Cloths,  ���������*r   Doileys, Centrepieces, Dresser Scarves, etc.  Gentlemen's: Fancy Vests; Suspenders,  Ties, Mufflers  and Handkerchiefs.  Men's, Women's and Children's Fine Boots and Shoes  and Warm Felt Slippers. -  Vj^CJiildren's iCaps, Furs' Muffs, Mittens and Handker-  Kul'*', "��������� ��������� ;���������'( :';Qn'iefs:*-j  Cheap Cash Store  AIRS. a. B  LYONS.  Stoves RG-Linefl  AND  GeneraliTMrniiilig  The undersigned will  be in the Building  south of Frasers Hall  to attend to all work  in his line  H. B. MEAUSETTE  Keremeos SLaLion.  PflLflGfc  Livery, Feed & Sale StaDles  HEDLEY, 13. C.  IT A good stock of Horses and Rigs on  Hand.    IT Orders for Teaming  promptly attended to.  STAOE LINE  Stage aily, leaving Hedley 8 a. m.  and arriving at Keremeos at 11 a. m.  connecting with Penticton stage  and Great Northern Raihvay.  Office of Dominion Express Gompanij.  WOOD   FOR   SAL     !  Phono 11.      INNIS BROS. Proprietors.  Local Orangemen are organizinga  lodge here ori-the-20th insti -Lodges  are already in existence at Keremeos  and Princeton, the former haying been  in -existence for several years. The  lOrganizei-ifor the order, J. W. White-  ly, Avill. hje , present(. .to complete the  organization a,t Hedley. Something  pvertAventy rrierubers are reported in  sight to begin in Hedley. .   ���������A  Outside the cabinet arid the speaker,  li. W.' Shatford, of Siriiilkameen; A.  H. B. MacgOAVan, of Vancouver: T.  Gifford, of Westminster; Ross, of  Fernie; and J. H., HawthornthAA'aite  are the< only members of'the legislature LWhb'hav.e jbeeri coritihiibusly in  the House since the general election.,pf  1908 and can share with the government, the (full honor of rehabilitating  the credit of, the province.  Mr. Thomas BradshaAV Avill take possession of the Great Northern hotel on  the loth. The Avayside inn Avhich they  conducted so niany years at the mouth  of Fifteen Mile Avill soon: be a thing of  the past; but in earlier times it was a  welcome spot for many a poor wayfarer. Thus it: is that the railways  effect the road houses, and busy highways over which all passenger traffic  formerly had to move.become deserted  for everything except local needs.     <  Homer Maclean,  Miss Myrtle Maclean,   Miss Macpherson, L.  G.  MacHaffie and S. F. Chamberlain attended Miss Lowndes' concert and  dance  at Keremeos on Friday night last and  speak in glowing terms of the; superior  class of entertainment provided.   The  singing of Mrs. J. A. Brown who gave  three  nuinhers  in  splendid form and  of Miss Florence Daly,   her pupil, who  also sang in excellent  A'oice and gave  evidence  of the  careful  training she  had received,were the leading features  of the program me.    The dance at the  close was also an enjoyable part af tin*  evening's entertainment.     An  excellent supper was provided at  the Central hotel, and as the whole affair was  complimentary the guests had reasons  to vote their hostess  "a jolly   goad  fellow."  which was ''hit-was speedily demolish-  i]Jph'ri'Lbve 'hits' sold   o'lit^his'drug  busini)ssHri;^  Postmi'isteis a'rid' aboutAt.tie^ihiddle of  last Aveek the latter,,had carpenters  niaking changes in the':prerriises to  accommodate the post office.which he  moved up on Friday. The drug store  and telephone in addition1 to the post  office will give Mr. Gillespie a busier  time! of it, but it is better to wear out  than to rust out/' Mr. . Gillespie has  conducted the business of the post  office in a thoroughly efficient and  obliging manner and this, institution  which in many places, is the most  prolific -source of complaint has been  conducted in Hedley in 'such a Avay  that' people who leave here arid go to  other towns where post hiiisters are  more disposed:to stand on their rights  are riot long jn. recognizing the faVors  have   had   because   of   the   post-  '" Currants, Peels, Nuts, Fresh Fruits  and Candies, all just received and  the best we could buy  ">������������������ ��������� f;;':;--.a-t-;;--<i>':-.'it'M."-''j'-.'v;!a^'i'^'i) '   \* '   Shatfords Ltd.  Hedley, B. C.  #  -��������� WHEN YOU HANKER FOR    -  we  hiuster's desire.to oblige.  i.  i  X  Fresh Beef,    Pork or Mutton  Cured Meats,     Fish or Poultry  oall;up'phone ino.s        '  ;V,::'  .'".'��������� ' AND TELL YOUR WANTS TO  I.o'JoEI^M^MID),  "SBifeiiir  Zr;,rKV>M������M*M*MWM+M*M**MK*M*������M*M������M*K*^^^  How Gold Dredges Get the Gold  The efeep hills and rugged mountains of the Klondike' region give  rise to numberless small. streams, which become from time to time  with the melting of the .scows���������the cloudbursts and heavy rains to  which the country is subject���������raging torrents.  : The grinding of the glaciers and the erosion of these turbulent  streams bring down' rocks, sand and gravel from the mountain depths  and fastnesses where man has never yet penetrated.  In a region where ledges of Gold-bearing Quartz are a prominent  feature in the formation, it is natural that these forces of Nature should  tear away quantities of exceedingly rich material.  This process has been going on for ages. The hidden, stores of  Gold away in the hills are inexhaustible.  The rush of the (orrcnts is to impetuous that even boulders of  considerable size are borne in their course, and only when Nature  has spent herself do they find a resting place.  The broad creeks���������the wider reaches of the river���������quiet the  stream, and the Gold, in the form of nuggets, grains and flakes,  rapidly settles. Gold is very heavy���������heavier than the rock itself, and  once it finds a resting place, sifts down through the light surface mud  and sand until, by force of Gravity, it reaches bed rock.  Where the courses of dreams have been changed, the richest Placer  Mines are found in their old beds. But in the larger, constant streams,  these rich deposits are beyond the reach of merely human agencies.  It remains for the Gold Dredge���������following the heavy nuggels  and particles of Gold down through the overlying strata in the bars  and bendhes of the river, to recover these stores of Gold from the  treasure-house of Nature.  The long arms of the Dredge, with their endless chains of bucket  scoops, search down, down���������through sixty feet of water, eand and  gravel, if need be���������:unlil the Gold sediment, and finally bed rock itself,  often overlaid with an actual coverlet of pure Gold���������the hoarded  accumulation of ccniuries���������is reached.  The Gold Dredge brings up this material in wholesale quantities  ���������(reals it with scientific accuracy to save the finest particles of  v.-.lue���������separates tho Jross���������and for the first time lays bare to the hand  o!  man this Virgin Gold.  While personally present on our property at Stewart River,  Yukon Territory, Klondike, September 1 st, I saw with my own  eyes a clean-up from our first and smaller dredge, netting $517.50,'  and this was preceded only a few dayo by another clean-up from  the same dredge amounting to $1283.86 in Gold. I saw this Gold,  gnfhcred from the gold-caving tables of our Dredge, moulded into  bullion���������a solid bar of Gold.  With such results in sight, wc arc bending every effort to get twenty  of these mammoth Dredgc3 at work on our property. . Thi3 summer,  our second dredge went on���������larger and stronger than the first���������and is  already at work.  We control by direct lease from the Canadian 'Government, One  Hundred and Five (105) milc3 of^Dredgable Gravel on the Stewart  River, eighty miles from Dawson City, in the .Klondike. We have  tested the gravtel thoroughly with Drills, and it has been proven rich  throughout. As a'mattcr of fact, the site of our holdings was recognized,  even before the Gold Rush in 1898, to be rich in Gold���������it is a  matter of public record that the Gold is there���������but so located as to be  difficult to obtain by any hand method. . And Fifty,dredges could  not exhaust this area in a Hundred years.  With a proposition so rich, the payment of dividends and the  continued work of development can easily go hand in hand. -���������' J' '  To hurry this work of development now, we are marketing Treasury Stock in oui; Company. Three thousand stockholders, many of  them well-known in the Canadian country, are already on our books.  This necessity for Capital���������a Dredge costs upwards of $100,000  ���������furnishes your opportunity to participate in a wonderfully rich venture. '  Our Company is formed of the pick of broad-minded business men  ���������Governor Ogilvie, of the Yukon Territory���������known and respected by  the whole Canadian country, at its head.    It is economically managed, *  with no salaried officials, no Bonds, and no Preferred Stock.  But the whole story is told in our illustrated Prospectus. The  Coupon will bring it to you. The supply is limited. Fill out and  mail the Coupon to-day.  Gold Dredges are making millions.  Yukon Basin Gold Dredging Co.,    ..-���������*'  Ltd.  G. W. Clawson, Trcas.  64:9 Somerset Building  Winnipeg,  Canada  ..-���������''       Please send  ..-���������'*      we, postage prepaid,  your large  illustrated Prospectus,  also free Booklet on Gold  ...-���������'"      Dredging, with full particulars  by  return wail.     It  is  understood that lincur no obligation  whatever in making (his request.  y     Name ...  Address THE   HEDLEY  GAZETTE,   DECEMBER 9, 1900.  B. M. Walker Walks  Into   the Sunset  ���������The  Pap Insinuation  -Resented.  . .������������������)  '���������;������������������ (Walker'.-Weekly.)  Br^uce lacks one of the cardinal vir-  t'.io-ij.cf a good fighter���������-he  is  a   poor  loseij.    His attitude in-the Saturday;  Sunset, in its issue of November 27th,  is that of  a   peevish   petted,   spoiled  child.    It is beneath what we  would  expect of a man.   He is mean, small,  narrow; bigoted and contemptible in  his argument.   He is lacking in every  salient attribute of the newspaperman;  insane in  his conclusions and cruel in  his deductions. ''.....  As a newspaperman, Bruce McCon-  nell has won the admiration of his  felloAvs in the craft; he is Avell-liked  and his candor appreciated by a very  large following of readers, but we are,  much in doubt if any will agree Avith  him in his present attitude. He says  of the elections:  "If it were   not   that  the situation  in which the  province  will  now find  itself is so serious, the result of Thursdays/poll might almost be treated with  levity.***    With   a   government' led  by'McBride and Bowser, and  with no  opposition, the people of this province  have  cause    to   pause   and    consider  what   they   have     done.    "With   this  government a .clear four  years  ahead  of it and no restriction placed upon its  course of action,  Ave are  indeed  in  a.  serious position. ***  'We  have ,given,  a unanimous mandate to the McBride;  Bowser-Green-Mann    combination  to  come and    take whatever they good  and well please.     Worse  still,   if the  situation could be worse, the  press of  the province is largely  in    the  hands  of government.    The small fry in  the  Interior, almost depending  for their  existence  upon  the* pap:tlYat"conies  from the Government, are -ilmpstV-iun-.  amnions tooters i'or'the  Government.  There are, of course a 'few-'e&heptioris,'  but the majority of the country pvess  is gagged with pap."...  We are not disposed to quarrel with  Bruce. We have said many, nice  things about him in the past, and we  meant all of them, because Ave have  , seen much to admire in his work. In  his unfair attitude in politics, how,-  ever, he is not to be admired. Less  than a month ago, Bruce, himself,  said of Premier McBride and his policy (Oct. 30th): "As for the conditions  in respect to the capitalization and  control of rates, Premier McBride assured me these Avould all be incorporated in the bill to be brought into  the Legislature giving effect to the  agreement. The memorandum of the  agreement is   merely a, skeleton   or  basis of the agreement to be prepared  by act of the ..Legislature. D. Mann  came armed Avith a resolution of his  board of directors authorizing him to  close and sign an agreement on the  spot, but the government, wisely, I  think, decided to take time to thoroughly thresh out the details with  the electorate arid the.Legislature before binding itself, except on the general lines to which,both the C. N. R.  and the Government are now committed." '  Again, (Oct. 30th). "My own impression is that they (the C. N. R.) will  not build witho.ut the' guarantee, and  that the risk of indefinitely hanging  up the building of the line is too great  to take any chances by defeating the  government's policy."  If Bruce was reasonable in his de:  ductions a month ago, he is most  unreasonable in his deductions now.  And, too, the people of the province  are convinced that Premier McBride  and his ministers and party, have the  interests of the province quite as  much at heart as Bruce or any other  calamity howler; and the people are  finite as capable of knowing what they  want as Bruce can be.  Brnce's reference to the country-  press is that of a sap-head. The  country press of B. C, is freer from  pap-moulded opinion than the press  of the cities, and we believe the people have more faith in the country  press than in the city press. However this may be, Bruce makes a contemptible charge against his compeers  and one as uncalled for as it is unfounded.  KEEP YOUR  WATCH IT GROW  It is destined to be the Greatest Gold Mining Gamp  in Canada;  Money invested in Hedley Town Property Now  bring you "Big Returns in a fevtf Mdnths.  Buy Now; Don't P^tltOff asthePneeisGoi  For Full Information Write or Call on  F. H. FRENCH  Secretary and flanager,  Townsite Co'y, Ltd.  -       HEDLEY, B.C.  ceiA'e a substantial revenue for every  mile of its track that will render it unnecessary to" place the burden of its  eastern, sections on the shoulders of  West. Every mile of the Grand Trunk  Pacific that runs through an unprofitable country,  and  many such  miles  there.are, Avill cause expenses Avhich  must   be   borne    by   trans-Canadian  shippers. The Canadian Northern will  be able to pay its Avay as it goes.   And  the  time is not very far off when the  Canadian Northern will be an accomplished fact as a transcontinental line.  For years the slogan of Mackenzie and  Mann has been "a mile a day", and  this has   always   been   lived   up   to.  Since  1896 the road has grown from  nothing to a system  with 450 miles in  the Maritime provinces, 400 in Quebec,  275 in Ontario,  and 3,500 in the West,  a grand total of 4,500 miles in all; and  that is only the work of thirteen years!  Five hundred miles a year is announced to be the speed of construction that  the company  has decided on for the  immediate future, and at any rate it  will  only be a matter of a   very  few  years until the transcontinental line is  finished.  The above digest of the history and  status, of the line, while meagre,' and  estimated on a rough basis with regard to mileages, is substantially correct.  A PROMPT SETTLEMENT  TJ-IE CANADIAN NORTHERN  Continued from Price One  places barren and unprofitable; it Avill  be a network of raihvay lines catering  to the trade of the fairest portions of  Canada, Avith feeders from the richest  agricultural, mineral and forest sections of the land, Avhich will provide a  main artery for British Columbia  trude to the eastern ports Avhen they  will be shipped to the markets of the  old Avo.ld and at the  same  time re-  Early in July  1909 an endowment  policy  for   $2000  Avas issued  by  the  Mutual Life of Canada on the life of  John Thomas Maloney, of Port Arthur,  Ont., a young man   of 20 years.    No  money Avas paid   by him���������merely   a  note given.   On August 18th a cheque  for $2000 av.-is   mailed   to   the   boy's  father,    John  Maloney,    the assured  having meamvliile died  from the result of a gunshot Avound received as  the result of  an   accident   when  out  with a companion in a sail boat.   Had  this young man delayed the important  duty of insuring   for   one   month it  would have been too late.  Some stock  companies  would  not  have  paid this  claim  without contesting it, but that  is not  the way   the Mutual  Life does.  No Campany  gives as large  profits to  its  policy-holdders as the Mutual Life  and no other company is as prompt in  the settlement of its claims.  Why not  carry a  policy in it?   The local agent  in Hedley  has carried  two policies in  this company for twenty-four years  and is  convinced on due comparison  of the profits received  with   those   of  other companies that, there is no other  company Avould  have done nearly as  well.  (i). Liberal Policy Conditions-  Generous Cash and   Paid-up  Values.  AutomaticallyjExtended Insurance.  (2). Progressive   and Efficient,  Management���������  Low Expenses and Growing  Business.  Well and Profitably Invested Funds.  Favorable   Mortality Experience.  Expanding Profits to, Policy- .  holders.  .  A   POLICY   IN THI5   COil-  PANY PAYS  r"~lYou are*S invited to join its  ever-expanding ?.'household, to  become a partner in its ever-  groAvlng business, and to share  equitably in all its benefits.  Full Information from Head  Office, Waterloo, Out., or from :  William J. Twiss  MANAGER.  Fee Block,   -   570 Granville St.  VANCOUVER,^. C.  A. flEQRAW, Local Agent.  R. H. ROGERS,  M.A., B.C.L.  BARRISTER/SOLICITOR,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC  Vernon, B. C  BY NEATLY PRINTED STATIONERY  ���������bearing imprint of the hbnie office���������is  a valuable aid to the local business man,  for it shows that he is. public-spirited, and  loyal to. his town, U Having this, he can  consistently appeal to the community in  which he. resides to give him their trade.  Tiie Gazette JoDDeDartment  Is the best equipped of any office in JJthe  district, outside of Vernon and the larger  offices in the Boundary :: ::  t  *  ���������  I  I  t  (I  60   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Largest Type Faces.  Higiiest Grade Paper &  ":  Artisticflrrangenent  Are the three essentials to good work :  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c.  Anyone sending: a sketch nnd description may  quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an  invention is probably patentable. Comrounlca-  tions strictly conBdential. HANDBOOK on Patents  sent free. Oldest ncency for securing patents.  Patents taken throuprh Munn & Co. recelro  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Memo Heads  Statements  Business Cards  Bills of Fare  Commercial Forms  Pamphlets  Posters Vc, Vc.  opectal notice, without charge, in the  Stkntr  if.  A handsomely illustrated weekly. Lnrirest circulation of any scientific journal. Terms, $3 a  year: four months, $1.  Sold by all newsdealers.  361 Broadway,  Branch O/BcortSo V St.. Washington". D. C."  U Anything from a visiting c:ard# to a 3-  sheet plain and colored exhibition poster.  U No job too small or none too large for us  HEDLEY GAZETTE F J r. 60., Ltd  When   writing    Advertisers  Mention the Gazette.  Please

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