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 AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER  Vol. I.  No. 49.  ; HEDLEY, B.C., THURSDAY, DEC. 21, }im.  $2.00, in Advance.  Methodist Church.  IlKW.KV. ������. c.  [Sunday School at !' o'clock.  |Kveiling Serviee'iit 7:30 o'eloek.  ^ Everybody -welcome.  L. THOMAS, Pastoic.  |CHARLES JE. SHAW  Civil Engineer,  Dominion*- axd    Provincial  Land Surveyor.  [Orders mau be left at Gazette office.  /lo make good bread you  must have good flour. If  you want the best bread  you must, use the best  flour  HEDLEY,  B. G.  R  H. liOGERS, l  M.A., li.C.L.   ���������  SOLICITOR,-CONVEYANCER,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.  Vernon, B. C.  CO.  A.   LOGAN   &  (Successors fco ^Miller Bros.)  i WATCHMAKERS 'and  JEWELERS  Repairing a Specialty.  "Work Guaranteed.  i MIDWAY and GREENWOOD,   B. C  BEAUTIFUL  A  lEdw. G. Warrei\  Electrical Engineer and,  Contractor  GREENWOOD,        -        B. C.  Estimates' Furnished ox any Electrical Project for Power ok Light  Household  IS THE FINEST FLOUR MADE.  You ean always depend  on it.    Use no other.  Fine   Pastoral  Broad.  Acres  Scene  and  o  LoAving Herds.  How the  Loan,   Investment,  Building,  Savings and  So So Chaps Work.  CHANGES PRESENT AND TO COME  The Past Season   Has   Marked   Many  Changes���������Armstrong. Properties are  Being   Improved���������A NeW Townsite  '    Platted.  PROMISES VS. FULFILMENT  : for sale by:  SHflTFORDS, LIMITED  ttedleu and Fairview  Try  JflSGlMK  Watchmaker  MEDLEY, B.C.  ' Clocks and Watches for Sale.  ft fl. WRIGHT  BOOT &   SHOE  MAKER  HEDLEY, B.C.  Cross  CEYLON TEA.  Pure  and   Invigorating.  Grand Union  Hotel ______  HEDLEY, B. C.  HERRING & WINKLER, Proprietors  OLIVER & GLADDER  ..Hedley Meat. Market..  lb Hi id Hi Hi Hi Hi Ht Hi U> Hj Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi  THE UNDERSIGNED HAS  OPENED THE BUTCHER  SHOP ON WEBSTER ST..  WITH A SUPPLY OF  CHOICE MEATS OF ALL  -KINDS.���������BEEF, MUTTON  AND PORK. :: POULTRY  FOR THE HOLIDAY;  SEASON :: :: ���������'���������'��������� : ::  Civil & Mining Engineers  Hi  .^eeee&es&eeeeeseeeeeeee-^  I Mrs. a b. Loon  iii  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  m  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  OVERALLS  i)EY GOODS  FANCY GOODS  BOOTS & SHOES  Millinery in Latest Styles J  ���������AOKNTSVOK���������  MASON <Sb RISCH Pianos.  ButterickJPatterns  HEDLEY,        -        -        B. C.  Cannot, be Beaten  Sold by All Stores  Turner, Beeton & 60., Ltd.  VICTORIA,      -      -      -      B. G.  A'feature that for the past year.or  two has done lnucli for the Similkameen Valley is the reclamation of the  large area of first class land brought  under cultivation by Mr. Frank Rich-  ter. The sight of those green ti If a If a  fields, the well-kept orchard, the fields  dotted over in the autumn days with  cattle, and'the numerous long stacks,  giving evidence of great fertility, with  the general air of neatness and prosperity that pervades all, has captivated  many a visitor and sent him away in  love with the district and all that lickings to it.      '  ���������  In the earlier days Mr. Riehter's industry and thrift were confined to his  lower ranch, in what is known as  Riehter's pass, and for Keremeos. E.  Bullock-Webster's ranch across the  river. R.' L. Cawston,- Mrs. Lowe, .T.  Coulthard, Mrs. Daly and others demonstrated in a smaller way what, the  soil would produce, but subordinated  agriculture to the greater industry of  stock-raising as they wove compelled  to do owing to lack of transportation  which forbade the raising of any kind  of stock except that which had four  legs on which to walk out to market.  Tt was 'Mr. Richter,  however,  who  chose a most desirable spot lor enfolding a more comprehensive scheme of  agriculture   than, had   hitherto been  witnessed in the valley, and the broad  acres fenced in,  encircled by the road  and spread out, as a full-page,  beautifully set display advertisement for the  whole district, has done, the country a  world of good.     The  Gazette had a  pee]) into Mr. Riehter's cellar the other  day and saw* there the tons of apples  for which there is little demand, owing  to the sparseness of population limiting the consumption.   With a railway,  these would now  be. sent to outside  markets where they would command  a price of $2.50 per box, which is being  paid in Spokane for choicest varieties,  and those to be found in Mr. Riehter's  cellar cannot be beaten anywhere.  THE  COULTHARD  ESTATE.  The purchase of the Coulthard Estate and other properties will have a  far-reaching effect on the interests of  Keremeos and the lower Siinilkauieen  valley.  A little over a year ago \V. H. Armstrong purchased front Mr. Coulthard  his extensive holding with a view to  sub-dividing. This is the oldest property in the valley, having belonged to  the Hudson Bay Company, who once  had a trading post there. Mr. Ann-  strong has taken hold of the matter  with vigor and the year which is almost past has already witnessed the  shaping of his plans.  In the spring Mr. R.  Rim hurst arrived from Manitoba, with his wife and  family to take charge.    Mr. Elinliurst  is an old contractor and the manner in  which   he   has   entered   upon and  is  carrying out improvements boars evidence of a thorough understanding of  the work.    The whole estate is to be  furnished with water and an extensive  irrigation system  is  being perfected.  Already some three miles of ditch has  been   made   and   about   1800 feet of  flume.     Much work has been put on  Keremeos   Creek  in  cleaning it out,  building dams, etc.    Something over  150 acres of new landhave been broken  Up and another 150 acres of sage brush  and greasewood cut.   During the past  year 8000 fruit trees were planted and  an order  has   been given  for 12,000  more to plant next year.   A car-load  of Page wire fencing is now on  the  way, to be used in putting up eight  miles of fence, for which the. posts ate  now being taken out.  THE NEW* TOWNSITE.  A  new townsite is being laid out  down on the river about a mile and a   OA/^TPTf PP     i ATT"V  half from  the present townsite "d   jUVjll} j |l} J   A1\D  there the Great Northern are placing  their station. Mr. A. E. Stoess, P.L.S.,  completed the work of laying out the  townsite last week. In area the new  townsite will be about a mile square  and will contain 1600 lots, with a forty-  acre park along the riverside." The  out-lying portions also include a number oPone, two and three-acre plots  for residences and gardens.  Mr. Armstrong has also taken over  the old Naden and Webster townsite,  and ih offering residents on the old  townsite lots-in , the new in "lieu of  those which they held in the old town-  site. ���������'      ,      * ���������'  , Tiie capabilities of the district for  fruit grtiwing iuay.be judged from two  ch-cums tanees. Mr. Elmhurst showed  the Gazette an apple tree from which  05 bushels of apples were taken this  year, and also a peach tree IS years  old in the ojd Coulthard garden which  bore a nice crop this year. This tree  had had little or no can* and much  abuse, its pruning being left to the  cattle which browsed off" what they  thought was necessary. Now the life  of a peach tree in the Niagara Peninsula is said to be twelve vea'rs.  SOCIETIES  METEOROLOGICAL.  Financial 'Interlopers, that Encroach on  Field of Legitimate Life Insurance���������  Change By-Laws so as to Alter Terms  of Agreement���������Ab Uno Disce Omnes.  Summary of the Weather at the Nickel  Plate Mine and Hedley since  ,   , Nov. ist,   1905.  As much has been claimed for the  Excellent climate of the Similkameen,  it will be of interest to readers both  dwelling in the valley "and tho*e resident in other parts to receive some of  the, data upon which that claim is  based. . To 'this end the Gazette will  from this out furnish weekly a record  of the temperature of each day.  The Meteorological Department of  Canada have, furnished the appliances  for keeping a record of the temperature and natural phenomena, both in  Hedley and at the Nickel Plate Mine.  Here are two points a little over two  miles apart horizontally but with a  difference in altitude of a little less  than 5000 feet. The variations in the  readings from  time to  time  in  each  should therefore prove most interesting.  To obtain a connected view for the  present season it may be advisable to  give a review of what has transpired  in that connection since November 1st  of this year.  At the Daly Reduction Go's works in  ���������in Hedley the average maximum temperature for November .was 41.SI with  the highest reading 52 degrees on the  3rd of November, and the next highest.  51 degrees on the ,17th. The average  minimum was 25.43 for the month  ���������with the lowest, S degrees 011 the 2Sth.  While the readings at the mill might  be considered to represent the.town,  it is known that the weather is milder  in the town than at the mill office,  owing to the fact that the town has  the advantage of its sheltered position  in the mouth of Twenty-Mile Canyon,  while the mill office i.s exposed to the  blast down the river.  At the mine the average maximum  for   November   was  88.10.   with   the  The   feeling   of   unrest' among  the ,���������  shareholders of the York County Loan' *.  and Savings Company  is at present  receiving   considerable   attention    in   "  eastern'papers, and dissatisfied shareholders who have'asked the fulfilment,  of'promises made them regarding the^,  payment   to   them   of   shares  which  should   have   matured  are   doubtless  vowing vows  to themselves of what  they will do with the next agent that  tries   to  talk them  into  any similar  concern.     For   the   past   twenty-five  years what a record there has been of ^  such   institutions and   yet   the   oily-  tongued agent with his  inexhaustible -"  stock of specious (without any'specie)  promises is "'still  able  to  rake  in .his  usual quota, of victims.  It is about twelve years ago that an  agent arrived in Vernon and obtained  a generous supply, of subscribers to a  Toronto concern which called itself a  loan and investment society. A local  advisory board was, formed, the "subscribers putting up their little ten dollars apiece for the privilege of joining  the concern, and beginning the monthly payment of dues per share. 'These  shares were to mature in seven years  and anyone who wished to withdraw  before maturity could draw out ninety  per cent of what he had paid in, less a  one dollar withdrawal fee. To make  the shareholders feel good they were  highest. 54 degrees on the 12th. The  average minimum was 24.1 for the  mouth, with the lowest 9 below zero  on the 2Sth.  At the office the average maximum  for the first sixteen days of December  was 88.50, with the highest 87 on the  7th. The average minimum was 28.87  for the same time, with the lowest IS  degrees on the 15th and 10th.  At the mine the average maximum  for the first 10 days-of December was  82.12, with the highest 4,1 degrees on  the 11th. The average minimum for  the same time was 21.75, the lowest  being-12 degrees on December 1st.  The readings for the week ending  December 16th were as follows :  AT THE MI LI. OFFICE,  Maximum     Minimum  Dec. 10th  "     11  " . 12  -'     18  '��������� 14  " 15  "     16  34  32  34  32  34  36  58  Dec.  AT THE  JUNE.  Maximum  10th  11  12  18  14  15  16  32  41  3S  39  85  39  36  2S  22  26  22  IS  .IS  30  Minimum  24  25  32  27  ISO  26  23  The aggregate snowfall for November at the office was 5 inches, but at  no time was there a greater depth  than 3 inches. The aggregate at the  mine was 9.8 inches. For sixteen days  in December the snowfall respectively  was 4 inches and 4.5 inches.  deluged at short intervals with eiicu-  lars and printed forms of oiie sort or  another that no" busy man would  bother himself taking time to read,  and that usually found their way into  the waste paper basket for want of  room to fyle away. After two or three  years had passed and some of the subscribers wanted to withdraw they  were informed that the amount which  would be allowed them instead of being ninety percent, wis only about  one-third that amount.-- When they  asked for. an explanation they were  told that the by-law granting ninety  per cent, had been amended, of which  due notice had been given.  Well, to resume the story. One  after another of the Vernon subscribers threw the thing up in disgust, but  one survivor who held on through  sheer obstinacy, went on paving for  eight years, although it had been represented to him that his shares would  mature in seven years. But instead  of being able' to draw out $1000. the  matured value of his ten shares in  seven years, he was told that the withdrawal value of the shares at the end  of eight years was only $4S1. He went  on paying for eleven years and two  months in all before they matured.  At the end of the eighth year the  society changed its name, emulating  the example, of other knights of the  road who find an alias convenient  when the old name becomes too rank  to do business under.  This one was a fair sample of them  all.    Sometimes they  call themselves  loan and investment companies, other  times investment and loan companies  and occasionally the word '* building"  is  worked  in,   but  oftener the  word  ".savings", as a mild  hint that it is  the   other   fellow's   savings  they are  after, and if they ean  tire him  out  they stand'to absorb a nice percentage  of his savings, for which he  has nothing to show but a few bits of paper.  It is a regular '-heads I win. tails you  lose" for the   company   every  time.  When by holding  to  themselves the  control of the stock they can change  any by-law and alter the whole terms  of the contract, the shareholder is absolutely powerless to protect himself.  This changing of the by-laws to alter  the   terms   upon   which   subscribers  Concluded on Page Four. /  THE HEDLEY GAZETTE. DECEMBER 21, 1905.  ttbe Ibcdley Gazette  4 ���������     and  V; Similkameen Advertiser.  Wucd.on Thursdays, by the IIudi.kv Gakk'1-i  I'llINTINO AND I'lMll.IXllI.VO ClIJIlMJfV,  LiMiTi'ii,  at Hedley, H. C.  subscriptions in Advance  "Per Yciu-.   Six Months...  .?'.'.(K)  .  1.00  Licensing Courts.  Advertising Rates  Measurement. 1- lines to the inch.  Land Notices���������Certificates of improveinentetc.,  87.00 for liO-rlsiy notices, and $5.1)0 for .'Kl-day  notico.^.  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding one  inch, SI.00 for one insertion, 25 cents for  each subsequent insertion. Over one inch,  10 cents per line for llrst insertion and 5  cents per line for each subsequent insertion.  Transients payable in advance  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month,  ^I.Ai: over 1 inch anrl up to 1 inches, 81.00  perinch pel-month. 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.  A   MEORAW,  Managing Editor.  Fir-.tquar.  3rd.  Full Moon  Ilth.  1905  DEC  ���������Last quar.  19th.  New Moon  ���������ttth.  1905  Sun. M011. Tues. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.  10  17  21  31  ���������!  11  IS  12  10  0  13  20  27  11  21  2S  1  S  15  '22  29  2  9  16"  23  30  The cry for investigation into the  affair.-, of Canadian financial institutions is becoming most persistent, and  the failure of the York County Loan  and Savings Company to pay its shareholders the matured value of their  shares, is likely to bring the matter to  a head, for Attorney-General Foy of  the Ontario Legislature, has announced his belief that the circumstances call for a public investigation  into the affairs of this institution. A  certain section of financiers through  Ontario have lost no opportunity to  try to head off any movement in this  direction and they are backed up. by  the Toronto Glob;' which is controlled  by! the J affray Cox crowd that have  been mixed up in so many concerns  that the con elusion becomes unavoidable that there is something which  they' prefe:- to keep dark. The line  taken by tiie Globe is that those who  are asking for investigation are casting a" suspicion on Canadian institutions which will weaken public faith  in'the s'tabilitv of Canadian life  instir-  The semi-annual meeting of the  South-East Yale and Nicola. Licensing  .Districts was held on Friday, loth  inst. The former met at Fairview and  the latter at-Princeton. In the Nicola  district there were- no new applicants  but in South-East Yale no less than  six who had held no licences in 1905  applied for the. privilege of dealing  out the ardent to the thirsty, navvies  in the year of grace 1900.   > ..'  .SOUTH-EAST  YAM!.  Commissioners present were K. Bullock-Webster, R. H. Parkinson and  E. M. Cudworth and the meeting was  held in Fairview. All renewals were  granted ; two of the new applicants,  McDonald of Westbridge and Gaine of  Boomerang, failed to put in an appearance. No license was granted to G.  Shurson at Olalla as his petition was  not in order and a counter-petition  was presented bearing as many names  as the petition. The licenses granted  were:  RENEWALS.  .Lis. Reith, Central Hotel, Keremeos:  Geo. Kirby, Keremeos Hotel. Keremeos; M. Sullivan, Fairview Hotel.  Fairview; E.Morris, Miners' Home,  Fairview; H. Jones, Golden Gate  i Hotel, Fairview ; C. Biehter, Osoyoos  Hotel, Osoyoos; J. S. McLeaif, iona  Hotel, Rock Creek:. C. A. Thomas,  Thomas Hotel, Myers Creek ; H. Pit-  tendrigh, Rock Creek Hotel. Rock  Creek; T. McAuley, Hamil Hotel,  Beaverdell: D. A. Cameron, McKinney Hotel, Camp McKinney\  NEW  LICENSES.  G.O. Guise, Westbridge Hotel, West-  bridge; Gorman West. Bull Hotel.  Bull' Creek: W. Nelson, Carmi F.  Hotel, Carmi.  NICOLA   MSTKIOT.  The commissioners present were C.  E. Thomas. Princeton, and F. P.Cook.  NOTICE  NOTICE'lS HEREBY tilVBX that an application will be made to the Legislative  Assembly of the Province of British Columbia,  at its next session, for an Act to incorporate a  Company with power to ucciuire, purchase,  construct and operate the undertakings of the  Vancouver & ���������Coast-JCootenny Railway' Company: the Alberni & CowiHinii Railway Company: the IC;tmloops& Alliu Railway (.'ompiuiy,  and the Midway & Vernon Railway Company:  and to acquire all the rights, powers and privileges of the said Companies: and with power to  exercise all the powers contained in the Acts of  Incorporation of the said Companies; and with  power'to acquire, purchase, construct and operate the undertakings of any other Railway  Company or Companies;-and with power to  subscribe for. and purchase the stock, bonds,  debentures or other securities of any Railway  Company: and to exchange the stock or other  bonds, debentures or other securities of the  Company to be incorporated for the shares,  stock, debentures, bonds or other securities of  any other Railway Company : and with power  to increase the capital of the Company to be  incorporated: and with power to issue shares as  fully paid up: and to borrow 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 u> the carrying out of the Company's undertaking.  Dated at. Victoria. B.C.. Xov. Wild. lUOo.  ROMKKTSOX & UOBEKTSON,  j(i-(i Solicitors for the Applicants.  BANK OF  BRITISH NORTH AMERICA  Capital���������$4,866,666. Reserve���������$2,043,997.  HEAD OFFICE IX CANADA,       -       MONTREAL  H. STIKEMAN, General Manager   . J. ELMSLY, Hupt. of. Branches  BANKING BY MAIL���������Accounts of  parties living at a distance receive our  special attention. Deposits can he made through the mail, and sums added  ,    thereto and withdrawn at any time.    A General Hanking Business Transacted.   Drafts issued, iiayableatall points in Canada and abroad.  Hedley Branch,  L. Q. riacttAFFIE, Acting Manager  9COC006COOOOSOOQe0060QOOOSi!  NOTICE.  VTOTICK IS HEREBY filVEX that an ap-  ** plication 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 & Coast-  ICootonay Railway Company, has to complete'  its line of railway, and , empowering the said  Railway Company to build Irom some point on  its line of railway to Kamlonps. in the Province  of British Columbia. ,  Dated ut Victoria. U.C., Xov. 2-.'nd, 190.5.  ROBERTSON* & ROBERTSON',  4(M> Solicitors for the Applicants.  NOTICE.  Granite  were:  Creek.     The licences granted  ance.    Now if Canadian life insurance  cannot stand all the daylight that may  be let in by means of a   thorough and  searching examination into the affairs  of any and all of the companies-.doing  business  in   Canada, then .it   is   high  time that public, faith should be shaken and the eyes of the public opened to  see what -means  have been employed  by financial parasites to fatten. on .the  hard-earned savings  of others.    That  there, are very great leaks somewhere  i.s quite apparent, for   the   profits   to  policy-holders in many of the companies are becoming microscopic, and the  insurance is   costing   more   than   the  actuaries have determined as the proper sum for which insurance should   be  carried.    If this leakage, is in profits to  stock-holders, high salaries to officials  or unnecessarily high commissions  to  agents, the public ought to know it,  and Attorney-General Foy will be doing the public a good  service  by  putting the ball in motion.    There  is  every reason why there should be a most  rigid investigation, the Globe to  the  contrary notwithstanding.   In Ottawa,  city the   share-holders   of   the   York  County   Loan  are anxious to have J.  Lome MeDougall conduct the investigation.     The  Toronto  Star publishes  an interview with   an   agent   of   the  York County Loan  who   admits  that  he was employed most of his time in  writing life insurance for a stock company, the Toronto Life, and  charging  his   salary   and   expenses up   to   the  York  Lonn,  and this is  the kind   of  the Globe wants   to keep  RENEWALS.    "  Jas. Wallace. Princeton Hotel,  Princeton. Jno. H. Jackson, Hotel  Jackson, Princeton: Goldsborough <fc  Worgan. Hotel Allison. Allison; Alice  James, Granite Creek Hotel, Granite  Creek: John Lundv, Otter Flat Hotel,  Otter Flat; H. S*. Cleasby. ,Coutlee  House, Nicola. Valley: John Cosgrove,  Park Hotel, Similkameen City; W. J.  Henderson, Hotel Hedley, Hedley:  Peterson Bros. & Lind, Great Northern  Hotel, Hedley; August Jackson, New  Zealand Hotel, Hedley;, Herring <fc  Winkler, Grand Union Hotel. Hedley;  H. W. Yates, Commercial Hotel, Hedley; A. McDermott, Hotel Siinilkauieen,- Hedley; Thos. Bradshaw, 15  Mile House, 15 Mile Creek.  TRANSFER.  Chas. deBarro,   Otter Flat Hotel, to  John Lundy.  SIXTY DAYS after date 1 intend to apply to  the Chief Commissioner of Lands & Works  for permi'-Mon to purchase forty (40) acres of  land, situated in Yale Division of Yale District,  and commencing at a post marked I'. It., N. "VV.  corner, and.ioining Fred Krembd's pre-emption.  Following his southerly line 10 chains easterly,  thence "ill chains i-oulherly. thence ;V) chains  westerly, thence 30 chains northerly, thence 10  chains easterly, thence 10 chains southerly to  point of commencement, containing 40 acres,  more or less  PER LEY   RUSSELL.  I'ranito Creek. Xov. 1st. l'.RI.'i. 1B-9  NOTICE.  CJIXTY DAYS from the date hereof I intend  *^ to apply to the Chief Commissionerof Lands  and "Works for permisMon to purchase 100 acres  of land, beginning at a post on the west bank  of the Okanagan river at the south end of Vas-  seaux lake, thence northerly along the waterfront 10 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence  south 10 chains, thence cast 10 chains to point  of beginning.  Dated the -iSth day of September, 1H05.  E. W. LEIR,  10-i) IlL'Ciii Luiu, Agent.  NOTICE.  Bluffing the Graders.  A report was current here about the  end of last week that a portion of the  grading below Keremeos had been  stopped by an irate land holder: The  only thing that could he learned look-  the  oh  ms  toward a confirmation of  rumor was that Indian William  jected to the road going through his  orchard, and that Indian Na-huiii-shan  had made a demand of $25 per month  rental for allowing them to camp on  his land. The noble red man can do a  little bluffing as well as his white brother and sometimes he can make, it  stick too. Asking ground rent for  camp sites along the way is a new departure in the way of compelling the  railways to cough up. It is said the  contractors have agreed to leave the  lumber on the ground which they have  used for the making of the camp.  T-JOTIOE is hereby given that, HO days from  A>* date, 1 intend to apply to the Hon. Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 40 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 -704. thence running north a  chains, more or less, to the south boundary of  Lot "513: thence cast 3S chains, more or less,  along said south boundary of Lot 513 to the  angle post of said Lot .'.'.'J; thence south 12  chains, more or less, along westerly boundary'  of Lot 513 to the northerly Iimitof the Columbia  & Western railway right-of-way; thence westerly, following the said northerly limit of the  i-iglit-ot'-way, 40 chains, more or loss, to point of  commencement, and containing 40 acres, more  or less:  Dated at Midway, B.C.. October 12th, 190.5.  40-0 AV. IT. NORMS, Applicant.  NOTICE.  Hospital Ball.  OIXTY DAYS from the date hereof I intend  *~* to apply to the Chief Commissionerof Lands  and Works for permission to purchase 100 acres  of land, beginning at a post at the S. E. corner  of Lot 400, Similkameen Division of Yale District, thence south 40 chains, thence west 40  chains, thence north 10 chains, thence cast  along the south boundary of Lot 400 to point  of beginning.  Dated the 10th day of October. 1'JO.-*.  C. E. LEIR.  10-0  H 1*011 Lkiit. Agent.  thiiu  covered  that  up.  Princeton Ball.  Hedley ites to the. number of eighteen  attended the ball in princeton on Friday evening last, where a good time is  reported, the. visitors all expressing  'their appreciation of the hospitality  extended to them. Princeton was out  en masse and the outside fairly well  represented.  From all reports the Hospital Ball  committee are not going to be disappointed in their expectations for a big  turn-out on the 27th. Those who attended the dance at Princeton last  Friday report that there will be a  large contingent from that part of the  valley. A crowd is coming from Penticton, and Keremeos will also be well  represented. The floor space for  dancing is the largest ever available in  the Similkameen, so there wib be  ample room for all. The decorating  committee will endeavor to make the  ball room exceedingly pretty and are  arranging for cosy corners, etc.  The committee again extend a cardial invitation to all and trust that  they will join in a merry time, and at  the same time assist in a good cause.  Now that the Great Northern is coming sure, just hustle in your jobs of  oflice stationery into the Gazette print  shop and get ready for your share of  the rush.  NOTICE.  Certificate of Improvements.  "GOOD VIEW" Mineral Claim, situate, in the  Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District.  Where located:   In Cam)) Hedley.  TAKE NOTICE that I, .1. Eraser Campbell.  ���������*��������� Free Miner's Certificate Xo. 5804. agent for  myself and ('has. E. Oliver, Free Miner's Certificate Xo. B7SH.I72, intend, sixty days from date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  Section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 28th day of October. A. D. 1005.  12-!' .7. FRASER CAMPBELL.  NOTICE.  T HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that, 00 days from  * the date hereof, I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands & Works for permission to purchase 80 acres of range land, as  follows: Commencing at the N. E. corner of  L. 3403, G. 1, thence south 20 chains, thence east  20 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence west  along south boundary of Lot 30!J2, G. 1, 20 chains  more or less, thence south 20 chains to the  point of commencement.  Kilpoola Lake, Xov. 13th, 1U05.  T. LACKY,  14-0 R. II. Parkinson-, Agent.  NOTICE.  Certificate .of Improvements.  "COPPER PLATE" Mineral Claim, situate in  the Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale.District,   whore located: Camp Hedley.  TAKE NOTICE that I. Ainslcy Mcgraw. F.  IVI.C. No. B70221, agent for Sydney Si. Johnson, F.M.C. No. B01408, 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 bo commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 25th day of October, A.D. 1005.  ill-!' AINSLEY MEGRAW.  PATRONIZE  YOUR   HOME  MILLS  Ask your grocer for >  Moffets  and help us to help British Columbia  by employing more men in'our mills.  THE COLUMBIA FLOURING MILLS C< Ltd.  ENDERBV  AND   VERNON, B.C.  Advertize in the GAZETTE!  CHRISTMAS GIFTS lor Men and Boys  ir Where could you  get anything more  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.  -.-ft Ties, Braces,  Gloves, Haxdker- 8  chie f s, ,. f a n c y  Vests, Fancy  Shirts, a new Suit  for the boy, a nice  Oa*ercoat for the  Gentleman, and a  very fine line of  Men's Clothing���������  ready to put on.  es%flW  MMWinmegiBmganswRii.T������BiwBCiw������  HOTEL $  AMim  H E-QLE-"*'*, B.C.  "He   Leading  Hotel of the  Similkameen Vall<  This House is New and First Class in Every Respect,  Being Equipped with all  Modern Conveniences-  trie  Light, Telephone, Baths, Etc. :        :  iRates /Vloc8e>ratec  vwBsnutimsitarm THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, DECEMBER 21, 1905.  Town and District.  The C P. R. road is expected to be  ^completed to Nicola this month.  'J.'MoKiimon has started to put up'  a. residence on Kingston Avenue. '���������  H. Tingleyleft on Friday morning's  stage on a trip to his home in , New  Brunswick.  Hugh Megraw, of Camp McKinney,  has been-spending a few days with his  brother and sister of the Gazette staff.  W. 15. YVelby has recovered sufficiently from his attack of typhoid to  leave Vernon hospital on a trip to the  coast. ��������� '  Ploughing has been in progress at  Penticton, up to the present date.  They were setting' out strawberry  plants on the 10th December.  Editor Fyhe,' of the Oroville Gazette,  is  down  with an' attack . of ��������� typhoid  fever.   This is certainly haul luck, but  it i.s to be hoped that, the illness may'  -not be severe. r.- [  Pete Heldstah left on Monday morning for Mehdova, Lincoln Co., Wash.,  * where he expects to stay for a month  or so before, returning to Hedley to be  on deck when the boom strikes.'  Duncan 'Wood's propertyat Trout  Creek i.s being sub-divided and put on  the market by a Manitoba man. The  land is of good quality and shouUT" sell  rapidly. "  The Hedley Rifle Association will  hold another match on Christ mas Day.  The committee are requested to meet  at the Gazette office to-night to perfect arrangements.  Rev. E. P. Flewelhng was expected  back for Christmas, but so far as can  be learned it is a little uncertain, and  the doctors at the hospital may not be  willing to allow him to make the trip  "so soon. .   '  The telephone connection between  Penticton * and Kelowna has not yet  been made. They are awaiting the  arrival of the cable from England to.  span,- the lake from Kelowna to the  west shore.  A large, ��������� pump (12 inch ) has been  placed in - position- at- Twenty-Mile  Lake to help out the water supply.  It begins to look now as if the water  this year will be good for fully ten  months and possibly a few weeks more.  . It is reported that Mr. Armstrong  of Keremeos has applied for the water  in Ashnola Creek, and that extensive  operations are to follow, both in supplying irrigation and the generation  of power, which may yet be used in  Hedley. ^  VV. J. Manery. of the lower Sililka-  meen, was in town last week, and  while discounting somewhat the more  exaggerated reports concerning Che  force employed on the grades below  .Keremeos, confirmed the fact that a  good strong force was there.  ^Freighters on the Nickel Plate road  from Pentiaton were complaining of  - shortness in the snow supply. The  loads have been transferred at the  ��������� Russel House from wagons.to sleighs,  but the mild weather has rendered  sleighing rather hard in places.- The  Nickel Plate store is laying in a six  months' supply of stock, and a little  more snow would be convenient.  . The new machine shop at the Daly  Reduction Company's works is ready  for the machinery, and the hew carpenter shop is nearing completion.  Meanwhile a few of the old machines  that were in use "hi-the old carpenter  shop are' temporarily housed in the  machine shop until the carpenter shop  is ready. The ground has been levelled off around the old assay office,  which is no longer perched on a pinnacle but tiie fioor of which is now on  a level with the new machine shop and  carpenter shop and the intervening  space filled up. These changes have  effected a decided improvement on the  appearance of the yard but their principal ii.iporta.nce will be from the utility j-i  mi-point.  The Gazette was in error in reference to Dr. Coristine having removed  from Osoyoos to Fairview. The editor-  saw the notice on the door at Osoyoos  dire: ling parties going up the Similkameen to report at McCurdy's and  up tiie Okanagan to report at Fair-  view, .nil as no time was specified we  inferred-that it was an arrangement  made for the winter. Dr. Coristine  assures us that such is not the case  and that the notice was merely put up  when he found it necessary to make a  brief trip to Fairview. The Gazette is  pleased to make this explanation. Dr.  Coristine will, be ���������found at his post at  Osoyoos ready to make inspection of  any stock entering the. country, a  most important matter at present  owing to the prevalence of glanders  on the outsid'?.  "V.-T. Voigt came'in on Tuesday's  stage from Portland, Oregon, to spend  Christinas at his home in Voigt's  Camp. He went up the river on Wednesday's stage.,  The Hedley Lumber Company have  their camps in full swing-up, thu river,  where they are using every endeavor  to secure an exceptionally large cut  for the season's' supply of lumber.  They have a considerable quantity of  logs on the river bank opposite the  mill but are waiting for tins river to  freeze over in order to 'get them over.  The people hi. the ,'upper country  trifled too long with the glanders pest  ���������and are now* paying the penalty in the  wholesale destruction of horses which  tiie Government Inspector, Dr. - Tol-  niie, has ordered shall he made away  with. Out of thirteen examined 'in  one day at Vernon ten had' to lie  killed, and a'few days'previous twenty  were slaughtered.   ' '    -  .Editor Keffer of the Anaconda News  is to be congratulated on the fifth  annual number which is to hand and  is a most interesting production. The  history of the paper as related^ by the  editor and covering the period from  1900 to* 1905, gives evidence that its  publisher is made of the right kind of  stuff. In this number, too, is contained a great deal of what the public are  most anxious to know in the way of  information about the Boundary.  - A Sunnnerland correspondent of the  Vernon News states'that "Sir Thomas  Shaughnessy is having one of the  large movable cottages erected on his  property." This would look as if Sir  Thomas has to do a little guessing  about railway location like the rest of  us. The correspondent doesn't 'say  what style of locomotion this particular movable cottage is to have. The  designer of the cottage should next  try his hand on getting up a movable  townsite. '   '  Pat Burns having the meat contract  for the Great Northern on this portion  of the road, brings in a state of affairs  that is not to the liking of.local ranchers, who cannot sell a pound of meat  to sub-contractors although willing to  deliver it for less than they are paying  at the camps. In the matter of grain  and hay they can sell all they have,  but if they cannot get rid of their beef  cattle they will require the' hay themselves to bring their stock through  the winter.  OTEL  EDLEY  : ��������� The     -'       :���������;  Leading  House  For  Commercial  flen.   :   :   :  .",-.���������     '.   ';���������������������������   ��������� Llii  Best Only Provided for Table  and Bar.  >������ .-.'it-  W. J. Henderson, Prop.  Cawston 0 Edmond  ',   BORN  Maxkuv.���������Oii December 10th, to Mr.  W. J. Manery, a daughter.  niul Mrs.  j  j  0  z  PURVEYORS  OF jj  all kinds     2  OF S'EJ  Fresn Meats  FislfW:  Vegetables  AND  Fruit  ���������,  A BIG SUPPLY JUST KECE1VEI).  NICE FRESH GOODS THE  ; ' PROCURABLE.  The Following are a few of the Leading Linch-  ALL  UKKT  ,4 Crown Muscatel liaising  Choice Sultana Raisins J  ; (bulk and 1 lb. packages.)  Fancy Seeded  Raising  ] , (16 oz. Packages.)  Fancy Table Raisins  ,   ,    ' ,(bulk and 5 lb. boxes.)        \  Vostizzas and Filiatras Currants  (bulk and 16 oz. packages.)  Figs and Dates. ' Orange,  Lemon and Citron Peel.  Walnuts, Almonds, Filberts  and Brazil Nuts. Shelled  Walnuts.and Almonds.  Shatfords,  Phone 8.  Limited  Hedley, B. C.  n  SQOQOQQO  The  NEW  ZEALAND  HOTEL...  ii ���������& ������������������������ <(��������� . Ji  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  Cut Rates on Orders by both Penticton  and Overland Stages.  Inquire for  Latest Fruit Arrivals.  The CanacHan  of  CAPITAL���������,$8,700,000.  Total Resources (Noa*. 30, '01)-  REST���������$3,500,000.  -.$91,000,000.  HEDLEY,  B. C.  Penticton Branch  A Branch of the Bank i.s now  oppn at Penticton, B. C.  Princeton Branch  A Branch of this Bunk is now  open at Princeton. M. C.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT���������Interest allowcdon deposits of Sl.OOanil upward-.  - l , -,-   .'   . . ���������-'. _     ��������� ; :���������.        ..:... '  ..'"':' BAINK.IIMG   B*V*  7V1PI.IL  Deposits, may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Special,attention given to this  class of business. '::   Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.  A General Banking- Business Transacted.  J. M.CHRISTIE  Manager  /?  ������verijthing New and  First-Glass  Bar.supplied with the-Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, and Special;  Attention   paid   to  the.   Table.  AS PRESENTS  -^  Just Arrived at the Drug and Book Store���������A most complete  Stock of Xmas Goods and Xmas Gifts, suitable for all . . .  Hedley  Livery,   Feed  and  Sale Stable  HEDLEY,  B.C.  Strictly First Class Service. |  Special Attention given to  the Travelling Public.  Teaming of all kinds done.  Horses Bought and Sold.  SF������rr ffii������ L������(aly  Writing  Desks, Fancy Papeterie,  Brush Sets, Toilet and Manicure  Cases, Glove and Handkerchief  Boxes, Purses, Etc., Etc.  mt>  Dressing  W. F. REVBLY,  Proprietor.  Our Stock of Toys, Games,' Dolls,  Story and Picture Books, Blocks,  Toy Dishes, i.s a large assortment.  Military   Brushes,  Travelling   Cases,   Shaving  Razor  Etc., Etc.  Cigar  and  Sets,  Cases,  Pipes,  TE Milks art, H@sw  We have Some Pretty Things to  Send by Mail.  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.  ^���������IMWII  JOHN LOVE  Druggist. & Stationer  HEDLEY,  B.6. THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, DECEMBER 21, 1905.  PROPERTY IN HEDLEY  And  Will  Make  Money  is the supply point for the, Nickel Plate niouii-  ��������� tain, on which is situated the famous '������Nickel  Plate"���������the' richest gold mine in Canada,���������awl many other  promising ;inines and prospects. It is the mining and husiness  centre of the ('���������"'  Similkameen  the new mining district which has already been proven, hy a  .small amount of development work, ty> he one of the. richest  gold, copper and coal mining sections of  British Columbia.  HEDLEY is the chief town on the route of the proposed  Coast-Kootenay Railway; and with the advent of this road,  which is assured in the near future, it will unquestionably  become a la.i-ge and important city, and town lots will bring  big returns on money invested at the present time. ,  SOCIETIES  AND SOCIETIES  Continued froin'l-'irst I'iicu.  ...PRICE OF LOTS...  Scott Ave. (main st.) ..;.  .'���������'. .$400 to $600  Other Streets....    .    .;.-';  . 4 $200 to $460.  ���������  ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������  ���������  >��������������������������� I Ert\iTlLd������*t������  1-3 Cash; balance in 3 and  6 months, with interest at  the rate of 6 per cent.  For Those Who  Invest Now.  ; ���������   f>'   ' '��������� '  ^^^Purchase a few Lots before the Railway Comes^-^^  For F^ull F*articial^rs, TVVaps Etc.,  ��������� /-\F������F������I~V   TO-  The Hedley City Townsite Co'y, Ltd.  -       -        HEDLEY, B.C.  L   W. SHATFORD,  Secretary and Hanager,  ICommercial Hotel  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  Hotel Keremeos  GEO. KIRBY, Hanager.  First Class in Every Respect.     Commercial  and ��������� Mining  Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower Similkameen Valleys.     Post House on Penticton-  Princeton   Stage  Line.  Two Strong Points!  FIT WELL AND WEAR MELL  IF YOUR DEALER DOES XOT CARRY  "THE AMES HOLD EN SHOES" "WRITE  US AND WE WILL TELL YOU WHO  DOES-:;  The Ames Holden Co. of Montreal, Ltd.  Largest Manufacturers of Shoes in .Ciininln.  VAXCOUVKH. 1S.C  &60'S  KEREMEOS,  B. C.  Liven Feed and staoe  STABLES  ���������;      '    :      ESTABLISHED  1903    -  Fine New  Covered Stage  Carrying Royal Mail,  Passengers and Express to  Keremeos, Hedley and Princeton  LIVELY, FEEDS SALE STABLES  Fairview and Penticton  -ALSO���������  Proprietors���������FAIRVIEW    AND     PENTICTON  STAGE   LINE.  :0:  Special Rigs for Travellers, and  Every Attention Paid to Wants  of the Public.    :        :        :        :  -:0:  ft.  W, E. WELBY, Proprietor.  were induced to take stock is a i-use  Unit very few of them ever neglect U>  employ. The manager of one of them,  the Sun- Savings and Loan, when remonstrated with about this replied  that it was unreasonable to- expect a  .society of that kind to do husiness  without the amended elalise which  took from the shareholder the light to  withdraw ninety per cent, of what  had been paid in as agreed when shareholders were induced to take stock,  and he was quite offended when told  that ''maybe it was a little bit too  much to expect eagles, hawks and  other winged creatures 'of that ilk to  prosper without beak and talons."  A few months ago Hedley was visited by an agent of a AVinnipeg concern  who claimed great" superiority for his  institution   which for the first time  .was giving western people a chance to  purchase preference slock'and intim-r  ating that heretofore only  the'skim-  milk was allowed to western purchasers  by  the  eastern' concerns..    This  preference stock Avas held at a  premium of 25 per cent^but it was sure to  yield profits of anywhere from 10 to 32  percent.   The $25 ���������premium on every  share subscribed was supposed  to be  paid for as soon as the, stock' was subscribed  and' for  that reason  it was  necessary   for the company  to have  eithor.the cash or a note covering the  amount, which note was only one of  those "matters of form'" which the  oily agent always   talks, about,   but  which when put into a bank for collection is'no longer the matter of form  but a matter of law.     This particular'  note as the agent explained, was to be  made at four months but was to be  altogether a matter of convenience for  the'maker thereof, who need not meet  it   in full when  it became due,  but  could pay just as much.or as little as  he felt disposed and the balance, .was  to   be carried oyer for   him.     From  some these notes were taken with this "'  understanding;  from   others  neither  >  f   notes  nor cash were'required.    The  first of these notes to fall due (and  why one of them was made to fall due  before  the   other   i.s   a1   matter   that  deserves some explanation ) was pre-'  sented   to  the  maker   for   payment  about   two   hours    before   the    bank  closed    on     the    due    date.        The  banker  was   asked  whether any instructions were given him for acceptance  of a portion,  and  replied that  there were none, and -would give no  I assurance that any exception  would  j be. made in this case from the ordinary  treatment for non-payment of notes.  Tiie Hedley subscribers had for the  most part decided to lose the five percent, which they paid in and proceed  .  no further in the matter, whereupon  the company sent in a--different iep-  reseutative from the first agent,   to  i pour oil on.the troubled waters.    His   >  reception might have been called frigid  {if it were..'not for the warmth .that was  imparted to   some- of   th'i;  meetings.  The subscribers were not.--disposed to  treat with a stranger, and the latter  was   equally  devoid   of   either   tact,  courtesy or common sense.   In Prince-  | ton it is said there were several more  j discontented ones awaiting-his arrival  i and the weather prospects  were fair  S for storm.  j    The lesson to be derived from it all is  ! that when any* more of these smooth-  j tongued gentry come around and be- '  j gin   to  talk about loan,   investment,.  , building or savings societies, don't let  | him get past the word "savings" until  j you hit him with anything that comes  i handy���������an axe preferred.  1   For Sale or Rent.  Good Horses and Rigs and Careful Drivers.  j  A   STOKK. (50 x 2.1 feet:  location eentvnl���������cov-  I ���������"���������   norScott Ave,ami W'hi  For terms apply to  lite St.. Hedley. B.C.  I!l-tf  F. FHASKU. Hkdi.kv, B.C.  Teams furnished to-do freighting,  transferring and  general teaming, and good saddle  horses alwavs on hand. ��������� ,  When in Keremeos  STOP AT  TEe Central Hotel  TWEDDLE (S. RE1TH, Proprietors.  Good Accommodation and Strict Attention to the  Wants of the Public.   Livery Barn in Connection.  Tiie f Ioneer Carriage  and  Repair 'Shop  HEDLEY,  B. C.  Horse-Shoeing and all kinds  of Blacksmithing done.    :    :  GEO. ft. SPROULfc,  Proprietor.


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