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 fiwi-.-rT.wspftrawwsiacr.'-wsiTfjiiipKWirtOT-  M     Wi\   .<  'f '   .-,''  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  Sf**-:  l.   jK*  Volume V.  HEDLEY, B. G;, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1909.  Number 49.  Dr, C. A. JACKSON  DENTIST  [18 years' practice in Vancouver.]  S. O. L. Co.'s Block   ,  PENTICTON,      -      -      B. C.  THE MAN FOR GAL WAY  S. Willison,  of Toronto, is Canadian  Correspondent of London Times  W. H. T. GAHAN  Barrister,  Solicitor,  Notary Public, Etc.  Murk Block  PENTICTON,      -  B. C.  J. W. EDMONDS  Insurance and  General Agent  Agent for The Great West Life Insurance Company.  PENTICTON,      -      -      B. C.  (Province)  Those who appreciate the advantage to this country, and we may say  to the mother country as well, of the  great English dailies having as Canadian  correspondents able and reliable  men possessed of a thorough   grasp I ficials of the companies  of affairs, - will learn with satisfaction  MILEAGE OF CANADIAN. ROADS  A : Record, .Year , Of Railway   Building  In The West      .  WHAT C. N. R. BANKS ON  Winnipeg, Dec. 7���������More than one  thousand miles of new steel was laid  by the railway companies of we.stern  Canada during the, past season, according to statements made by. the of-  Dan Mann's  Reasors For Expecting to  ���������   . ��������� Beat C. P. R. and G. T. P. in  Matter cf Low Freight  :      Rates  AN ANGRY SUNSET  G. MILBURN  BRICKLAYER  AND   PLASTERER.  IS prepared to attend to any  WORK IN THIS LINE  THOSE     REQUIRING     CHIMNEYS  BUILT MAY HAVE TIIE WORK  ' DONE IN GOOD SHAPE  HEDLEY     -.:" and ��������� .   KEREMEOS.:  ���������' >  HOTEL  PENTICTON  Headquarters for Tourist Travel.  Kates Moderate,   s ���������  A..Barnes, Prop.    -j Penticton, B.C.  HOTEL HEDLEY  Newly Renovated Throughout.  Accomodation Unsurpassed.   Best only  in Liquors and Cigars.  D. G. 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. MEGRAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Convoyancer,  Real Estate.  Mines,  Crown    Grants   Applied   For  Under Land Act and  Mineral Act.  Agent for:  Mutual Lifo of Canada.  Hudson Bay Insuranco Co.  Columbia Firo Insuranco Co.  Calgary Fire Insurance Co.  London & Lancashire Firo Ins. Co.  Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.  United Wu-oloss Telegraph Co.  Office  at   HEDLEY,   B.  C.  of the appointment of Mr. J. S. Willison, editor of the Toronto News, as  chief correspondent, in the Dominion,  of the London Times. There is no one  more qualified by knowledge and experience to represent this country in  that capacity. There is no one, perhaps, so fitted by temperament and  training to discharge well and effectively the duties ot that position. Mr.  Willison is in many respects the best  type of the working journalist which  Canada has yet produced.' With a  thorough1 understanding of political  conditions in Canada he is too broad  to be tied to party and the policy of  the paper which he controls is undoubtedly, the best example which we  have yet had of independence in Canadian journalism. Of-course, we do  not expect that estimate to be accepted either by. .organs, trammelled by  party ties or by papers which mistake  only regard- independence as -manifested in indiscriminate abuse of both  parties and of all policies.  It is Mr. Willison's discriminating  judgment on public questions and his  courageous expression of opinion  which have secured for hirn his unique  position in the newspaper Avorld, and  the, political world, too, of Canada.  His knowledge of conditions in older  Canada is undoubtedly larger and  more accurate than that of any other  neAVspaper writer : and he was among  the first���������he. probably was the first���������  of the eastern journalists to force the  part which the west Avas destined to  play in the confederation.  The services of such a man in the  capacity of correspondent of the most  powerful and influential newspaper in  the empire can hardly be over estimated. They will be of national  value. Mr. Willison's imperial tendencies are well knoAvn. And in his  oavu newspaper it will probably be admitted on all hands that he expresses  more accurately the views and wishes  of the British Canadian people in all  their relations Avith the mother land  than aiiy other journal in this country does. It is reasonable to suppose  that his talents and qualifications are  better-known to the members of his  own craft than they are to the public  at large but it is impossible that the  educative campaign which he has carried on through the columns of the  Toronto News since he took charge  of that paper should not have made  him a recognized force in public lifo in  this country.  That the English journals are seeking the aid of such men as Mr. Willison to keep them informed regarding  the opinions of the public here and  the progress of the Dominion is a  most gratifying indication of the  gi oAvth of imperial sentiment in the  mother country. It is a recognition,  too, of the value which the motherland is beginning to place on her overseas dominions.  By the Canadian'Pacific there was  laid 104 miles of new steel, by the  Canadian Northern 2p0. miles, by, the  Grand Trunk Pacific ,403 miles; in all  1057: miles. In addition some Avork  was done by the Grertt Northern in  British Columbia, but the exact figures  are not; available at the"*'present time.,  ..;; ;, ~.'J\'-.-,, DOUBLING. iMILE AGE ,.;:���������.  "Should the rate of increase in the  railways be continlied' for 10 years,  the mileage of western lines Avould hy  that time be doubled,\ arid the population of .Winnipeg and other commercial cities of the Avest would be also  doubled. 'Just a trifle more than one-  tenth of the . mileage' of the country  Avas.added to the systems this year,  the, tota.1 for the entire western provinces at the beginning of the year be:  ing 10,415 miles.  .The statistics showing the mileage  at the beginning of the year, the new  steel laid during the year and the  total at the close of the season on the  four, ritilways of the country are 'tis  follows:;  Canadian Pacific-  Mileage at the close of 1908...... 5793  NeAV steel laid during 1909........    404  Total mileage at the close of  1909 ...I......... 6097  , Canadian Northern���������    ,  Mileage at the close of.1908....'.: 3250  New steel laid during 1909........    250  Total mileage at the close of  1906.-.-.....'.,. .'. 3500  Grand Trunk Pacific (including  National Transcontinental���������)  Mileage at the close of 1908     982  NeAV steel laid during 1909....     403  The Toronto News in an interview  Avith D D. Mann on the B. C. elections represents Mailn as'''.saying that  the tAvo essentials to enable a railway  to outdo its rivals in the matter of Ioav  freight rates were low grade and  cheap money for consttuction.  In the matter of gradient the C.N.R:  has the others both beat-in. It reaches  Kamloops withniaximum- gradient of  four fifths of one per-cent and by taking the Fraser route from therelo the  coast, can reach Vancouver ''from  Kamloops on a grade of.'four-tenths  of one percent.';     ,���������'-.-'���������.  -': By cheap inbney the fixed charges  are reduced, for fixed charges.simply  means the interest on the cost:of construction. - There are. .two ways in  Avhich the fixed charges can be lowered. One is by having the actual work  of construction done as economically  as.it is possible to have it done. By  means of the government guarantee  of the C. N. R. bonds Mackenzie and  Mann have been. .able. to. borrow, as  cheap money as any, other concern  can secure, and the appalling cost of  construction on the G; T. P. which i.s  causing eminent engineers like Lurns-  den to resign their . positions in protest will never be t������>ler������ited on the  C.'N. K. by an old practical railroad  builder like' Mann who knows what  every mile of road should cost and will  see that it-does not exceed that. 7  Thus with the lowest, cradient and  the lowest fixed charges the C. N. R.  will be able to dictate freight rates  and have a bigger percentage of profit  on the business done.        '  Some Evidence to Permit McConnell to  see Himself as Others see Him  One ' f the worst instances of hobo  journalism seen in this province was  that in last Aveek's issue of the Saturday Sunset in Avhich the editor of the  Gazette Avas subjected to a gross personal attack.  In reply thereto the editor of the  Gazette asked the Vancouver Province  and NeAvs-Advertiser to publish the.  following reply and is now taking it  for granted that they have kindly  done so:  "As the editor of the Hedlev Gazette  has been assailed personally by the  Saturday Sunset iu three successive  issues of its weekly scold, the last being an abusive blackguardly attack,  and as the Gazette does not circulate  in Vancouver to/the extent which  Avould ena ble me to reach the suction  of the public who have seen the attacks, might I ask you for space for a  reply. This reply was published in  this week's Gazette and was oil the  press before''the Sunset of Dec, 4th  came to hand last night.  ���������-. I will not ask you for .space for any  lengthy reply to the last attack, as  fortunately 1 appear to have anticipated the line of the last attack and  have answered it tailly effectively  without   luiving .'seen'.it.     There   is  HAS   IT   CARRIED?  Looks as if Local   Option  Vote   Won-  Recdunt  Being   Held���������Twenty-  Eight Seats Give it Over  2000 Majority.  Total mileage at the close of  1909..........  13S5  Great Northern���������  Mileage at the close of 1908     490  Summary���������  Total mileage in Western Canada  at the close of 1908..............10415  New steel laid in Western Canada  during 1909 .   .:.. .......... 1057  Total  mileage at  the  close of  1909   11472  NEW COAL DISCOVERY  THE  NEW  ZEALAND  HOTEL  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  Carbon Hill Coal and Coke Co. Find New  Seam of Anthracite on  Their Property  E.verijtliing New and First-Class  Bar supplied Avith the Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, and Special  Attention   paid   to   the   Table.  As there are a number of shareholders of the Carbon Hill Coal and  Coke Co. in the Similkaiiu-en it Avill be  of interest to them to know that an  important new discovery of anthracite coal has been discovered on one of  the locations whie.n tin- company owns  in southern Aibena.  the Spokesman-Re ve-  Frank, A.berta, -.'���������,  Foster, superinteiulri  Hill  Coal company  TAVO IMPORTANT AVORKS.  During the year the Canadian Pacific completed two works of much importance. The work on the double  track,- Avas completed and the famous  spiral tunnels in the mountains at  Field Hill were put into commission.  An important branch line on which  Avork was commenced was that running from Weyburn to Lethbridge.  Only 26 miles of steel was laid, but  it is believed that this work will be  pushed forward and an extension of  the line will probably be build in 1910.  The new line from Saskatoon to We-  taskiAvin was also completed.  The Grand Trunk did woik on its  mainline and also commenced work  on its first bianch lines on the plains.  The Canadian Northern were at work  on their line to Calgary from Saskatoon and also on other important  branches. As the past season was a  good one for the farmers of the west  there appears to be little doubt that  next season will be a very busy one  for railway construction men.  The recount upon the spoiled ballots  cast in the local option plebiscite  throughout the province will be held  before the county judge at Victoria.  Formal application for this has already  betn made by Mr. C, N. Haney, legal  adviser for the local option league.  Its officers feel confident of victory in  the end, although by a somewhat narrow margin over the necessary 50 per  cent.  "Our position throughout the province has not been greatly changed  within the past feAv days," said Rev.  Dr. Spencer. "Richmond returns just  received give us 260 majority. In the  returns of the 28 constituencies thus  far received we have considerably over  2000 majority. We have yet to re  ceive definite returns from the remaining 14, which we are sure, Avill  substantially increase our majority,  and we believe will give us the necessary majority."  A PARALLEL CASE  A Gazette Reader in  Hedley  Illustrates  The Sunset's Condition  ., tiie discovery  ..iys:  ..   2!).    W.   S.  ^ .if the Carbon  sn iiieh   has large  coal holding on tiie south fork of the  Old Man river and which is now engaged in surveying a railroad up the  south fork, came in this week from  the property and repm-ts that in the  prospecting  work   la-in^ done,  a new  seam hitherto not known to exist has  been recently uncovered on the company's property which promises to  produce a good quality of domestic  coal. Mr. Foster says that the coal is  of the anthracite order and that in  numerous tests made characteristics  for domestic uses were disclosed Avhich  are not ordinarily found in the coals  of this region.  Mr. Foster left Saturday for Spo  ane, the headquarters of the company.  It is expected the company Avill begin  One day last week a Hedley citizen  accosted the Gazette on the sidewalk  anent the. Saturday Sunset's articles  and said : '  "Do you know, that Sunset fellow  reminds me of an incident I knew  down in New Mexico.  "After Americans began to go in  there in considerable numbers and to  mix up in public affairs they began to  show the greasers how to run elections  a la Yankee. The greasers knew nothing about polities but could fully appreciate the advantage of the open  bar and lined up every morning regularly for the customary largesse of  Avhiskey.  "On the morning after the election  a greaser went in as usual for his constitutional and after he had got it  down was asked for the pay but protested that he had been used to getting it free, whereupon the bartender-  kicked his stern out of the bar saying  "You d. f. don't you know the election's over."  "Now that Sunset fellow is like the  development of the propertv  on   an  extensive scale Avith  the  building of I greaser,  he don't seem  to know  yet  the railroad in the spring. | that the election is over."  simply this'I would add by way of explanation.  I have not kept a fyle of the Saturday Sunset and was depending wholly  on my memory for the gist of the  threat made by McConnell as to his  intended opposition to the Hill interests in any legislation which they  may require for extension of their  charter. If the two paragraphs quoted by McConnell in his issue of Dec.  4th be a true reproduction of the Sunset paragraph I had in mind, they  are worded slightly different to what  I expected and have certain trimmings  that I had forgotten. Nevertheless.T  am satisfied Avith them and they ure ���������"  near enough to what I expected to  bear me out in the ground I have  taken and to show that it is J. P. McConnell Avho is the liar and not myself. -...���������-'  When   he says  "The Gazette's  own  editorial   of  August   12th   which   he  quotes with Pecksniffian  unction was  not written in answer to any threat  of this paper, ��������� real or supposed, but as  a sop to the Hill interests in an effort  of the Hedley Gazette to square itself  Avith them for having freely and fully  endorsed    this    paper's   criticism   of  them." he lies;  he knows he lies:  and  he meant to lie.    The falsehood is obvious to any  one who reads  the paragraph containing the threat and after  it the Gazette editorial  of the  very  next week for it would  be impossible  for the Sunset of July 31st to  reach  Hedley in  time, to  be  noticed  in the  first issue of the Gazette, in August, so  it Avas noted in  our issue  of August  12th.    Thus the correspondence inrthe  dates  offers strong internal  e%:idence  to prove  that McConnell  has lied and  lied deliberately.    If the editorial was  not in  ansAver to that,   what was it in  answer to?    Possibly he will now  be  so complimentary to the editor of the  Gazette as to say the Gazette knew in.  August that he (McConnell) was going  to make such a  fool   of   himself  in  November and straightway  then and  there Avrote that  editorial to prepare  the way for the roorback it was going  to launch on the eve of  the election.  It would  be about as reasonable  as  half the stuff ho has been   publishing.  As for the Gazette Avanting to square  itself with   the Hill  interests  for having indorsed McConnell's criticisms of  them;  isn't that a pretty  fair sample  of   the   conceit   of the   brat?      "Why  should the Gazette care what the Hill  interests   think of what it publishes  or what it doesn't publish ? It is under  no obligation  to the  Great Northern;,  receives no favors from them and asks,  none.    On   the contrary,  the favor is.  all the other way; both   for  support  lent them   by the  Gazette at a trying  time,  and for actual  cash   to the  extent of $21.15   which   the   G.  N.  R.  wrongfully   collected  in  ex-cess   from,  the writer last summer and has never-  yet paid back.  Continued on Pn go-Four.  "  ���������4 THE   HEDLEY GAZETTE,  DECEMBER 16, 1909.  UK'  colonial    conference -in'^'Crreat  Britain;'   Iti Ava-s%ood.indeed-to  -   /     ;v   jfeel/pn  readin$j/m������speech that  ^rtiser-.    ^   reanrklj&w'jk #K^ht^n2*ins  | subject  and that she Avould no  'longer  demean .herself���������-, by ,-oc-.;  .       .   __ jcupying*  the  humiliating posi-  Subscrl9tlons,in Advance    ^    ! ti()n of ; eujoyjng. the protection  '������������������.   .'���������*(United'stiittus'i'.'.'.'.'.'.'..'.'.'.".'.'.!'.'.'.'/'^!!; <">!:' an   institution to Avhose sup-  Advertising Rate,*       .   ..'   j port she   \v-is too mean , to ciin-  i tribute ..a share.  end  Si���������ulk-r'neeri Advcrl  ssuofl on Thursdays, by tho .Hi-i>i.i-v Ga:'.i������tti-:  l'lil.VTlNO <I.TH I'l'III.ISUINO (.'ll.MIUNV.  Ll.MlTEi).' i'V   ITudlov.  B. (-.  Avliich  it avi'11   not  be -'made a  question      upon  r i  'Moasui-emoiit. 12 lines lo the inch.    -  LanJ Nn;;���������-;:.--���������Certitlcatosof impi-o.venient. etc. . . ,  S7.(i:it'or iio-day notices; iind'sa;ci(i for so-day      It   is   Jioped   therefore   that  TransiJnrAdveriisewents-iiot,.exeecdiusr. one I so me arrangement may,.be. ai;-  inch. ?l.iiii for one 'insertion, 25 cunts forI    ���������..,,,!  ,.j. l-.r>| .,���������,.,.,  fl10 l������.ifl^i.������ W  each subsequent insertion:  Over one inch, j 1������A CU .11, DetWeeil Uie leaCiei.S DV  W cents per lino for Ih-st insertion and 5  i-uiits per lino for each Subsequent insertion.  ,   Tiai-sient.s payable in advunce .      '      i o-Qverilllieilt  Contcatt Advertisements��������� One inch per month ; t">  !>1.:V>: over 1 inch ami up to I inches. fl.dCi    which    the   ad lllistratioil    must  jie:- iac.i nor month. To constant advertisers  lr.ki:;p l-u-gei- spa.'.-e 'than  four inches, on  ji.ij;i:;::':it:o:i. i-itiw will be given of reduced  c,h;-.-.i;-.is. based-on sixo or' space and length  of I line.  ��������� Advi^-'t'if-oineiit'-' will be changed once evory  fionfh if-';dvui-Lisoi-desires, without any extra  clitu-gc. For changes oftencrt hah once a tnontli  the. pr'w of cojiipositiou will-be charged at  rcguhi." i-jii.i.!.-'... '���������'���������.-'"  Chang-"1 for contiw-t advertisements should  be iu the o'A'w.c by. mi:)h on Tuesday to secure  attention for that week's issue.  A. MEGKAW, iVianajrir.g h'tiitor.  ^^08  Full Moon       iffe^"^^"*'  Last quar.     ^k^������3' jM  190!)                DEC.  Xew  First  Moon  12  , quar.  19.  1909  'Sun.' Alon. Tiies. Wed. Thu.Fr  .Sat.  1       2  5       6       7       8       9  12     13     14     15     16  19     20     21     22     23  26     27     28     29     30  3  10  17  24  31  4  11  18  stand or fall, for the Conseiwa-  tiA'e party, Ave do not bolioA'e,  Avould want to defeat the gov-  ennneht on a question of this  ikiiul AA'here the people are  agreed as to Canada's duty in  the.matter, and where, .the .only  d i iTeience of opinion that can  exist, -will bo a mere'difference  of Av;iys and means. If Sir  VV ill: fid is wedded to the plan of  a Canadian, navy and the opin  ion of the House should be,  against him, it is not the -wish  of the people of Canada that he  should either forfeit power or  suffer loss of.prestige because  of it. It is a clear case of Avhere  country should come before  party.  were in several  instances; clijtnging to  ������:.-.-.     Ufa ,\r.    "  the United'- Wireless, tli'.' la,ttji'r*u\ye.re  tenaciously holding Vvei'y ofre of their'  ft   ;i-4 V?.,^   di    m    -&1  own. <?. ,j.-r       .-..,..,^A; ..m . ${& . ..-v.?; v  One :disadva ntage tiVT'theVshipping-'  trade which resulted from this state of  att'airs,-;and which;-,Avas accent,iiat,ed by.  the bbStinaey iof^hel.M^rcfihiLpedple^  was    the   policy    of   lion-intercourse  **��������� "r **���������>��������� ���������in-*"-������������T.y������f hi^������������  CANADA'S NAVAL POLICY  The naval policy Avill un-  doubtediy be the leading question to be considered at the  present session of-'the Canadian  House of Commons and to the  great relief of all true Canadians of both parties Avho AA*ant  to see country come first and  parly  after,- there  is   evidence  t.i.,    ,   ������������������-  quc.-L.oii  EDITORIAL COMMENTS  For a fort-nig lit or  so  not be made a party  ut a national one.  before  the opening of the House there  Avero disquieting rumors from  various quarters but particularly from the province of Quebec,  that strong opposition Avas developing to the granting of any  aid "whatever'an the part of  Canada to the British or any  naA*y,and AArhat appeared all the  more serious, some of the most  outspoken in this opposition  were Liberal folioAverS of Sir  "Wilfred Laurier. On the Conservative side also there Avas a  note of discord from the same  proA*ince, Avhere F. D. Monk,  who is generally regarded as  leader of the Quebec conseiwa-  tiA*es, boldly announced his opposition to aid of any kind.  If there is to be a fight ovev  it in the House, the fight will  evidently hinge not on the principle of aid or no aid, but become merely a question of ways  and means, there being room  for honest difference of opinion  as to whether the aid should  take the form of a direct money  vote annually to the British  Admiralty to be used by them  in the manner best calculated  to strengthen the great navy  upon which the Avhole Empire  must depend, or whether Canada should venture on a little  navy building programme of  her own.  To Canadians outside Quebec,  whether Conservative or Liberal, the speech of Sir Wilfrid  Laurier on the subject, in which  lie frankly and patriotically  states    Canada s   duty   in   the  Honors appear to be easy  be-  tween  poet  Watson   and  Miss  Violet Asquith.    The picture lie  giA-es of her is certainly not a  loA'iible one, and his own reflection  from the canvas  does not  do him any good.     It is petty  arid' imchivalrie.     Apart   from  the fact that the public  are not.  sufficiently interested   in   him  and his afternoon-tea calls  on  the ladies  and the petty gossip  that is supposed to go with so  many of such calls, it is not A*ery  creditable to any man to accept  the hospitality of a lady and go  out and peddle  abroad  she has said to him belie\ring, no  doubt, that they  would  go  no  further, or at all events  that  she  Avould  not   be proclaimed  from the  housetops  as  having  said them.    If he did  not agree  with her iconoclastic ideas \A*ithi  regard to  abolishing  the office  of poet laureate   he should  not;  have written "The Woman Avith.  the Serpent's Tongue" ; or, having done so.  he should have let  it iro at that Avithout entering  into those-unfortunate explanations. ' Should there be the re-'  motest possibility  of him  succeeding to the office   it cannot:  be abolished too soon.  'maintained between the two systems.  Thus a ship equipped ion1 .this: side ,o'f.  the Atla.n tic. was hau.dc-a pped in Britain  because the Marconi land stations  overthere would not exchange riies-  sages with , them, and that was re-  taliated. to a Certain extent on-'this  hide against 'the Marconi equipped  ships. But tin's did not eifect ships on  the coasting trade on ' this cbntih'ent  .which were practically;, (;all.,.United  Wireless. ,  Now,  howevei. this littl.-* disability  has been  removed   by the1 pin chase <t  few -mouths ago by the  Bi itish   po^t  office  department  ol all   the AJ.uconi  land .stations   in   Biitain   and the announcement on   their  part  tli.it they  would communicate   with the ships of  all nations and all systems.     Now the  meaning of this  is that  it will uivc a  tremendous impetus to the business of  the,United Wuelesh with their simpler  and surer woiking system  which is a  simple composite  m.ide up of the best  features of a score of othe'r systems  after these systems had-been all gathered in by the United company,  and  aeainst Avhich the cumbersome antiquated system of Mai coni cannot successfully compete.     Because   of this  acquisition by the British post office  department and their intention to exchange commercial  business Avith any  and all it Avill giye the United: Wireless a tremendous advantage in securing British ships (and Britain is the  maritime nation of the earth*bfor they  can now offer ships equal or superior  service on   the   British   side   of   the  ocean; and ten times better service oil  this side and on  the  sea itself with  other ships.  The United company now'"'have an  office in London which is making  splendid progress securing contracts  with British ship-owners and iii all  probability they may Arid it necessary  to establish factories there as well, in  order to keep up with the demand.  Not only has the programme for  expansion laid out at the beginning of  the year been largely exceeded because of unlocked for demands,' but  the earnings of ship and shore stations  during the year exceeded the estimate  by a great deal.  Regarding  the   wireless   telephone,  H:.  ������,,  Th\| BAHmm  ''���������i-'.V-v'  ,-i . .-, . t i; Hi',   .,_.  J-'j'3 "Years-in^Busines:  faking Care  of floney  Capital and Reserve Over $7,000,000  is our business. Your  account   is  welcome. ,  -whether it is large or ..-  i'.smaii:: a: 'payings :/  ACCOUNT can be opened withal.00,'and added to'���������:..������  'lit yoiir convenience;.  ' ,; . ���������.:���������--;;  .   ���������   ;..��������� y   ; ,-;-i-      :���������.-��������� ���������-i-..-;.',.;-,:..:v.���������..-...' I , ..- -'--:-   '���������  ": '  You will  be surprised to  see libw the balance  mounts, up when Interest is compounded.  Hedley  Branch,    -  0  Ik  :*i  :?>':  L. G. MacHaffie, Manager  ere  GEO. KIRBY, riahager.     ^o-r^7"'^- }.  First Class  in  Every  Eespcct.     Commercial and...Mining  Headquarters of the Keremeos-and': Lower Similkameen Valleys.    Post House on JPen^tictori- ���������  Princeton   Stage  Line.  KEREflEOa  B.:--Gi  "^ i^5*^^t ^^^^^*^^^^^^^^*^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^������^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^���������^f^^^^^^^^^^^^t ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^t^^'E^^  r  Do You "Vyaiit The Best Bread, Gake arid Bis-  cuity ?   Use Purity Flour, f^ sale at :  J.  Ingersoll Cream Cheese, spreads like Butter.  Christie's Pluih Puddings and Fruit Cake.*  Pure Apple Cider for your Mincemeat.  Our Table Raisins, Figs and Nuts, are Justin.  , I ���������     ._   the United Wireless owns  the patent  tilings   rjghts of three different systems  but  THE WIRELESS SITUATION  During Year Just Closing  United Wireless Has Lengthened Out Its Lead  Over All Others.  At the beginning of 1009 there was.  little change in the wireless situation  from what it had been for two years  previous, further, than that the United  Wireless was rapidly establishing.its:  lead over its main, and in fact its only  rival, the|Marconi. The one was supreme on the American continent and  the other supreme in Britain and  Europe generally.  This, however, does not mean that  Marconi was unrepresented on the  American continent or that the United  was unrepresented in Biitain, for each  was invading the other's territory,  and it Avas a race which could get the  greater number of ships to equip with  its system. In this race the United  was easily outstripping its rival getting about five new ships to every one  the Marconi was getting.  In the United States there was one  small independent line known as the  Massey but it has been crowded to the  Avail during the year and its equipment removed from its ships and the  "We  Have a  Large Assortment of Christmas  Biscuits and Candies.  they don't regaid any of .them suffi  ciently perfect to begin the manufacture of them' commercially. It is their  wireless telephone which has bei-ii in  use on the battleships of the U. S.  navy during the past two- years, and  during the past year they liaye, patented several i 111 portau'tiii'iprovcments  Their telephones are working satisfactorily for short distances ib.ut require  to be perfected still further. .before  thev are manufactured   cominercially.  VVe mi'iii ion' I his- bei-iiuse 1 here h-is .MOTICE is hereby given..that the Colonial  \\l nii.nuon lihs ou .him mtie 11 is i\ GbM Mining-Company alone, is i-ea poii-  been a  great   deal ot  smoke   recently: snj!c for alL'debts.conU-actctl by it. in its -pro-,  I J. A. SCHUBERT        J  I    HEDLEY, -_:;-; B. C.    I  NOTICE  by way of advertisement in the papers.  Some of the claims inadein these ads.  claimed'a patent on the basic principle  of the wireless telephone, the fallacy  of which- is obvious, and if-they will  misrepresent so- li.-iref.-iced.Iy in one  particular, what reliance.can be placed in other claims which they may-  make? ..:,���������...'���������  matter Avas a welcome note, for   equipment of the United Co. put in its  it  showed a  great advance  in j pl?ce,V- <.-      n -,  xu   niu '     4.1    4. t        ��������� In this connection, however, it must  his sentiments m that direction , be stated that while ships that had  to   what they  had been  at the! been equipped with Marconi  outfits  (i). Liberal Policy Conditions-  Generous Cash and   Paid-up  "Values.  Antomatically'.Extended Insurance.  (2). Progressive   and Efficient  Management���������  Low Expenses and Growing  Business.  Well and Profitably Invested Funds.  Favorable Mortality Experience.  Expanding Profits to Policyholders.  A   POLICY   IN THIS   COfl-  PANY PAYS  I iYou are] 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, Ont., or from :  William J. Twiss  MANAGER.  Fee Block,   -   570 Granville St.  VANCOUVER,].!*. C.  A. HEORAW, Local Agent.  sent development wort  Mineral Claims,"  of the Apex Group of  1 : ��������� "r - ���������' '.      '..  AV. D. McMillan  NOTICE  -pAKE NOTICE that the undersigned .will  A     ' riot be responsible after this date for any  debts inclurred on these premises for.labor .or  supplies or for any other purpose.  "   "' ���������    ' Signed       T.' H. MARKS  J. J.-MARKS  November '-'7th, 1909 47-4  TO PROVINCIAL ELECTORS  NOTICE  TAKE NOTICE that thirty days after date,  ���������*���������' I. .TohnLind will apply to the 'Superintendent of Provincial police. F. S. Hussey, for.  permission to transfer the licence of the Groat  Northern Hotel, Hedley. to Thomas Uradshaw.  .,:   JOHNLIND.  Hedley. B. O. Dec. 1st, 1009.  IN   THE   SUPREME   COURT   OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IN PROBATE  ���������M"01TCE is hereby given for the information  ���������" of Voters, that the Lieutenant-Governor  in Council has determined that the holding.df a  General Election offers a favorable opportunity  to obtain the views-of Electors 011 the question  of Local Option.' ���������'������������������-'-   .  For such ���������purpose, a vote will be taken on the  25th of November instant., at the samc.'tiine'as  the vote for tho election of candidates to the  Legislative Assembly.'.''  HENRY ESSON YOUNG,  Provincial Secretary.  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT.  District ok Yale.'.  IN THE MATTER OF JAMES H. BRUCE,  DECEASED    and    IN    THE   MATTER   OF  THE   "OFFICIAL  ADMINISTRHTORS'ACT."  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that by an  Order made by His Honour F. M. Ho way  Acting-Local .fudge of this Honourable Court,  dated tho 24th day of November, AD. 1D0S, tho  undersigned was appointed Administrator of  all and singular the estate and effects of the  above named Jnmcs H. Bruce, late of Hedley.  in the County of Vale, in the Province of  British Columbia, deceased. Carpenter, who  died intestate on or about tho 27th day of May  A. I). J 909.  All persons having claims against the estate  of tho said deceased are required to send tho  sumo with the particulars thereof duly verified to the undersigned on or before the loth  day of .January, A.D. 1!!()9, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are rct|(tired to pay  tho amount of such indebtedness to the undersigned forthwith.  Dated this 29 day of November, A. D, 1009.  18-3 ALEC. I). MACJNTYRE  Official Administrator for the County  Court, District of Vale, ICainloops, B.;C.  SUBSCRIBE FOR THI3 GAZETTE!  pJOTICE is hereby given that two months  1>' after date I intend to apply to the Chiof  Commissioner of Lands for puimission to purchase the following described land, situate on  Dog Lake in the Okanagan District in the Similkameen Division of Yale District and described as follows:  Commencing at a post where the southerly  bou ndary of LotKil intersects tho cast boundary  of the Columbian and AVestm-n.Hailway Right  of Way; thence southerly following the easterly boundary of said Columbian and AVcstcrn  Railway Right of AA'ay one mile more or less to  the point where the northerly boundary of Lot  :i:i7 intersects the snid Right of Way; thence  due west to the easterly shore line of Dog  Lake: thence northerly following the sinuosities of the said Dog Lake to a point due west  from the point of commencement; thence duo  east to tho point of commencement.  Dated the loth day of Novonibor, A.D. 1909.  AV. J. AVATEHMAN  Agent for  Charles Joseph Locwcn  Houses to Let.  4 Roomed House, Furnished, with good garden  ���������������15.00 per month.  i Roomed Cottage���������$10.00 per month.  3 Roomed Cottage���������������8.00 per month.  APPLY TO  F. H. FRENCH.  DISSOLUTION OF  CO-PARTNERSHIP.  VTOriCE is hereby given that the Oo-partner-  i,( ship heretofore subsisting between tho  undersigned as barbers under the name and  stylo of Saunders and Butler has this day been  dissolved by mutual consent. All debts owed  by the said firm in connection with the business in Hedley will be paid by AV.T. Butler, by  whom all debts owing to the said firm will bo  collected.  Witness \  A. Meg-raw /  A. J. Saunders  W. T. Butlor THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, DJECEMBER 16  "i. ii '.   . i   "!')'.,' i V.       '.    '. -I ,'"i. i"i '  -1'.' 'i.    i'i..'  . "i ... ;'���������i i l. J u I-.. .���������t-t���������T ,.��������� ;���������...... I r..rf J. . :. t���������r-... 1 '..  1909.  I  <  T-'  *;jl.  ������  -''''-,  ���������a?.  *    '.k    .**���������'  M.">.*&������.-   ������'.3*  A   <A'Jt   '.M-    -���������������    -4-   '������������������     *���������*!   "���������  medley's, new butchers  ,3?>  'I-  ./;������-  The -undersigned\J  opened a Shop in- the  commodious building  formerly occupied by  H.-H. Messenger and  have on hand.a supply  of all'kinds of Meat and  Vetegables. ,..  ??!'  A. F. & A. M.  REGULAR monthly meetings of  Hedley Lodge No. 43, A. F. & A. M.,  are held on the second Friday in  each month in Fraternity 'hall, Hedley. Visiting  bretluen .ue cordially invited to attend.  ARTHUR CLARE H. D. BARNES,  AV. M Secretary  X '"���������.'���������   '.-5  l^^^^z^m^  >    ffl     Frl' " V  ���������<���������>j     {7j     lis       -���������*   -     ,--  *> (tVi*"*^.**   tj^ v  Mi -!*'*^*sk;>  ?$?   fi-'-MT'rri  wi ~ ITT     ifS        i j     % t  t * i i Mmmir-rmr-n,.  Great Northern  Hotel  A new house containing moro bed  room accommodation than any  other hotel in town. Table and  bar  first-class.   Rates, moderate.  f  |  I  1 JOHN LIND,  Proprietor  To Buy Clieap, Pay 5 Cash.  x  f  %  $  f  I  f  &  ;  x  3.  *  i  5  i  Family Groceries  Eresh and Seasonable  at the  Cheap Gash Store  MRS. G.B. LYONS.  Stoves Re-Lined  AND  The undersigned will  be in the Building  south of Frasers Hall  to attend to all work  in his line  H. B. MEAUSETTE  ; 1 - , : - -      ' ' I      -     j.  Keremeos St������at>ion.  PALME  Livery, Feed & Sale Stables  ��������� HEDLEY, 13. C.    IT A good stock of Horses and.Bigs on  Hand.   IT Orders for Teaming  promptly attended to.  STAGE LINE  Stage    aily,  leaving Hedley 8 a. m.  and arriving at Keremeos at 11 a. m.  connecting  with Penticton   stage  and Great Northern Railway.  Office of Dominion Express Gompanu.  WOOD   FOR   SAL     !  Phono H.       INNIS  BROS. Proprietors.  L. W. Shatford, M. P. P. attended  tho Conservative convention in Kani-  loops'Mt^ek.' -T*jr< f *0' -     T7"u  Mrs^'FranK Logsdon 'has "been"' very���������  ill during the past Aveek, but is some-  .,what better.        .,......,,,.���������    .-...v.. ;.   '-.,..,���������  ;;} '-���������,1        .'���������:'''     ;';'     --"        ������������������'���������:       .-!i-7  5"F. P.  Howard retnrned   last we'ek-  frbni Sheepi Creek where lie has beeii  u *' 'y'    -   y''*\ '---3     a ' * ';'-;  ,wprkjngjn>a stampmillA.*.���������... ���������';!.    ���������.;?,-;,.  Mrs. Wirth and children retnrned  last week-froin.-Keremeog where, thev  >  .v   >" ���������������      ���������-, v.    ���������: .:��������� ���������--;       '  had been   Visiting jVIrs-f Daly   for; tiie  past- month.  T. H. Rotherham -has obtained some  very.good-photo.s lately,.shpvyin'gsonie  rare cloud effects np at the Nickel  Plate. ,.' - '���������',-���������" ..';' ', ..',  ' "ffGebi-ge Henderson, w e.llkknovvn.  around 5-Hdd'lev -.where -he-.frequently  worked at carpentering died last week  in Greenwood.  Billy Boyle, foreman in the Sally-  mine on the West Fork of Kettle  sRiyer;_,.,di,ed^atv/Beaverdell. .anctj'was  Itaken tp! Greenwood for burial:    :-        ���������  J. A.;McMullen- inspector of provin-  cialpblige andichief constable.Bunb.ury  of 'Greenwood Avere in town last week  on a visit of inspection.  R. A. Chester, of the Vancouver  staff of the Bank of B.:iN. A., has been  vmatle th'e new manager in Greenwood  iri. the rooni of H. F. Stow Avho has  been moved to. Rossland.  ���������; Within the past two months four-  well-known characters around the.  mining -camps 'of;* the* district have  passed' away. They are Geo. "Mc-"  Coskery, Danny Coghlan, Geo. Henderson and Billy, Boyle.,...,',.;..,.  Dr. and Mrs.: Whillans left yesterday morning for the coast. The doctor: will go direct to Prince Riipert"!  arid, !M^s.f Wh'illans ,' will.- tspend' ''the:  .-.V "   .'    --,���������-   i-;V,v     '-,    ji    "',   ���������-   -���������   ������������������'������������������      i'-  gi-eater part-bfithe winter; in ,iVanobu-  ver and Victoria.'  .''On Sund-iy evening December 2Gth  i-the- day prececding .St, Johns Day,  Rev. A. H. Cameron Avill preach a  Masonic sermon to' the members of  [Hedleyi.Lodgejiaiid btliers; Avho "nuiy be^  present, providing tiie Grand .Lodge  grant dispensation for sanie.  '! Almost bVerybne is expecting"a mild  Avinter. It has been behaving thus  far \*ery much like other winters that  were considered mild ��������� ones. Four  years ago, even zero was the lowest it  Aventat anytime and alreadydt has  gone about that, once this Avinter.  '^Messrs. -Ed. Kennedy; aridfO.'-E.  Anderson returned last'Aveek from the  yicinity qf Otter Flat Avhere they Avere  assisting ih'the revision of the line.  They are leaving this week for Hope  where they will do further settlement  duties on the iand;Avhieh they took up  ���������-:   i i-      ��������� ���������-      .  tAvo years ago.; >   ;.-; ���������','���������'  I'l While ;.''Mi'..-';' Kennedyv will iri'ike  Abbotsfbrd lii's headquarters for the  completion of the Avork in extending  the V. V. & E. to the coast, an office  for the engineering staff will stillbe  -maintained/at. this-: eiul as Avell, anil-  theoffice: Ayhiteh has been locii'ted al  iKererrieb.s, for the past two years is  iio-v being moved, to Princeton.     '���������:  Local dealers are already experiencing some of the ill effects of the rail*  road switchmen's strike, and it is possible-that some! consignments . ol  Christmas goods may not arrive until  aftei*; the event is past. Wholesale  men are advising their customers that'  they may nob be.*|.ble to :.fill'; their .'or-  ders!iri time-for:: the holiday1: trade.  An impression got abroad last week  that the regular train service would  begin on Friday 10th. Some had plan  ped to take a holiday on that day and  make the round trip to Princeton.  They evidently reckoned without  their host, for no regular train went  ,on. The lack of a depot may have  been one of the principal. drawbacks,  but there may have been other reasons, even the-reluctance to start up  On a Friday.:. ;i.  A mining deal was about to be consummated on the Dayton claim in tin-  eastern portion of the riding, a bond  having been agreed on to that end,  but the death of Hnghie Cameron of  Camp McKinney, Avho was one of the  owners,"and who died without a will,  has complicated affairs and brought  matters to a standstill. The Day ten  is a property from which shipments  of some rich ore have been made.  A good many people in town have  received invitations to the masquerade ball in Princeton on New Year's  eve, and are arranging to attend. Once  the train service to suit the occasion  is assured, the greater number of those  who have received invitations will  send their acceptances, and alien.ly  preparations for costumes are going  ahead. Apparently it will lie a case  of dance all night for a good many as  it is not at all likely that there will be  sleeping accommodation in Priucclen  for all who are likely to attend.  "' Locarhunte'rs.have"'lie'en"'���������WJorT-sys.uc-"  ^.esSf<tl$ lately?;!^  .'ir-i-'-ji* fc'������'-s--'1.'*--^^>-i^->*;..a--iPJ*^.-airV>v->.-''-i''  are beginning to come down out of  the hills. Messrs Rolls, McEachern,  ���������Gilbert, Fulcher and /Rob; Clare  were  i'   I'i   ���������-Si    'l-'ii i'������".'l    ''-"''I     '���������'""'       'll-rni   ��������� ,  >iiiiong}i.the lu.cky j-pnes. ,.f This week  Ed. Burr, Fred Reveley,, Homer McLean and Nick, Pickard were also  fiinong the/'successful!, -There inky  have beeivfbthers wel-'niive7 'hot heiii-U  of."   The season!ended.'yesterdav.. >���������"������������������ <\  .'���������V; ��������� :'..   J-r     V     i\ "-f--  Mr. J. E. Snyder, who was in" town  last fall with Mr E. W. Barrett sell-.  ing..ac'reViige.rland in"' the vicinity of  Port"Moody, -came in last week to  place some more real estate. This  time he has a number of lots along the  line of "the"'" train way: be tAveen Vancouver and. New Westminster. Mr.  Barrett banks on Westi'nins.ter- as being the;!next':p]ace^,tb;have'its real-- estate movement.-' Already' property  in the old.town is attracting the attention of buyers who wonder .why  they have(,overlopked it so long. It is  now practically settled that the Doj'n-  inioii/goverhment .'Avill expend -..a"! mil-;  lion dollars in dredging out a channel  30, ft. deep .to, the rgulfJ;'of .Georgia,  Avhich will -make -Westminster a favorite ocean port���������the only freshwater-  port on the Pacific which Is open all  the year round, The advantages of a  freshwater port for ocean-going craft  are well-known, -ind once there- is a  30 ft. channel. all the Avay from the  gulf.to the W.estminster wharves it  Avill'become a": favdriie port of call.,  Port Moody realty also appears to be  looking up;- In both-ofitliese localities  Mr. Barretthas placed it good ileiil of  realty in and about Hedley, and all-of'  the buyers seem Avell satisfied with  their purchases;  METEOROLOGICAL.  Dec  The following are the readings showing temperature, etc., for" the;'week,  ending' Dec. 11*: '   "  AT THE MINE.  '*���������������������������. ..Maximum, -���������'I Minimum...  '���������lb*'"'"'���������"."  ���������'���������"'"'"'i-3-''  3       .. --1-  18       .. 5  ;23':::;''\v:;J',t;: .:'..:0;':'  28 "'���������":;"���������'      io  32:-.- -.::-.- 18  ���������33...,..;;   .,-.20  Average maxi mum temperature 21.  Average, minimum       .'-'do-   .     : 8.14  Mean temperature :        14.57  Rainfall:for the Aveek     .     inches.  Snowfall       '"   '"���������-������������������   : ;  5.  ������������������.-..   ���������"  CORRESPONDING WEEK 01" LAST A'EAR  Highest maximum tempera,ture 35.  BiiAOIE'aBBS  We are Showing a Splendid Assortment of Useful  and Ornamental Goods suitable for  .   .    ,,,;t .*..'    Christmas Gifts for  Men, Women and Children  .The following -list will give you an idea of  '���������wliat may be: fbund|m Our-large and varied stock.  f\ufhiture and Crockery  rJ     Library and Book Cases,  .; Grass and Rattan Chairs <-  "':. "'"*���������',' iBamboo Tables and Shelves  Fancy Rugs arid Squares  EiderdoAvn Quilts, ,      . ;  Fancy China, Jardinieres, Vases, etc.  Ladies' SilkWaists, Underskirts, Silk and Wool Shawls  /      '^Neckwear, Belts, Dressing GoAvns and Gloves.  FirieViBattenburg   arid' .'Drawn   Work   Tea   Cloths,  '_jj    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;  Children's Caps, Furs, Muffs, Mittens and Handker-  '     '-';:>'.C'"'  J  :!  ���������  ���������  ���������  6  7  8  9  10  11  I^aisins, Currants, Peels, Nuts, Fresh Fruits  and Candies, all last received and  the best>we could buy  SHatfords Ltd.  ;"��������� '":' ;:-';Hedley, B. C.  ���������v  ������������������  -���������  ���������'���������  :t  ���������  t  Average maximum -'.  db  30.42  Lon  est minimum  do.  9  Average  minimum  do  17.57  Mean  do  23.99  AT THE  MILL.-   .  .,....-....,'  Maximum    . '  -Miiiimum  Dec  o  ...  ...   24-  . .  !-,    5-   -  6  ..          30  ,  .  M   10..  7.  .32  ���������.20  S  37  . .  ': "'22.'  9  39  26 '  10  ..   42  29  11  ...-.-.-.������������������-44  S5    ,  Avei  ���������age  maximum temperature 35.42  Avei  ���������age  minimum  do.  21.  Mean"  ..-������������������lj   .       :     :..  do  28.21  Rain  fal 1; for the week  .'-    inches  Snowfall.,;    -":<,... ".    .25-';,   "   '  -.COKKESPOXDrXG^WEEK Ot' LAST YEAR  Highest maximum temperature 42/  Average do do 33.57  Lowest minimu'iii ��������� db' 14  ���������Average     '     do ���������      ���������      do '>  ���������    20.14  Mean -do 20.S5  x      : '         *  X  X  X  X  ���������X  *'  X  ���������K-  X  $>  x.  X  X  X  X  X  X  K  X n  For the Christmas Dinner  ' ;'. ������������������'���������;���������.���������.���������    .i.'..       ....'.'��������� .'..;.��������������������������� .-������������������-������������������    ...: . ���������.-.-.,-��������� '  DON'T'"FORGET TO BRING YOUR WANTS TO        ���������  EDMONDS, THE BURCHER;  Prime Beef, Pork, Mutton, and  Poultry.  Also Vegetables and Other Accessories  i  J  i  va---c**r^  How Gold -Dredges Get the Gold  The tteep 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 snow3-r-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 roe'les, 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 torrents is so 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, 6i'fts down through the lijht surface mud  and sand until, by force of Gravity, it reaches bed rock.  Where the courses of streams 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 nuggets  and particles of Gold down through the overlying strata in the bar3  and benches 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, doAvn���������through sixty feet of water,  sand and  gravel, if need be���������until the Gold sediment, and finally bed rock itself,  often overlaid with an actual coverlet of pure Gold���������the hoarded  ... .       . t   i      *  accumulation ot centuries���������is reached.  The Gold Dredge brings up this material ia wholesale quantities  ���������treats it with scientific accuracy to save the finest particles of  v.-.lue���������separates the dross���������and for the first time lays bare to the hand  of  man  this Virgin Gold.  While personally present on our property at Stewart River,  Yukon Territory, Klondike, September 1st, I saw with my own  eyes a clean-up from our first and smaller dredge, netting $517.50,  and tin's was preceded only a few days by another clean-up from  the same dredge amounting to $1283.86 in Gold. I saw this Gold,  pithcrcd from the gold-saving tables of our Dredge, moulded into  bullion���������a solid bar of Gold.  With such results in sight, we are bending every effort to get twenty  of these mammoth Dredges at work on our property. This summer,  our second dredge went on���������larger and stronger than the first���������and h  already at work.  We control by direct lease from the Canadian Government, One  Hundred and Five (105) miles of Drcdgable Gravel on the Stewart  River, eighty miles from Dawson City, in the Klondike. We have  tested the gravel thoroughly with Drills, and it has been proven rich  throughout. As a matter of fact, the site of our holdings was recognized,  even before the Gold Rush in 1893, to be rich in Gold ���������it h 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 dredjes could  not exhaust this area in a Hundred years.  With a proposition so rich, the payment of diviJcnds and the  continued work of development can easily go hand in hand.  To hurry this work of development now, we are marketing Treasury Stock in our 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 man  ���������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 i3 limited. Fill out and  mail the Coupon to-day.  Gold Dredges are making millions.  Yukon Basin Gold Dredging Co.,  Ltd.  G. W. Clawson, Treas.  649 Somerset Building  Winnipeg,  Canada  ..-���������''       Please send  ..-���������''     r,te, postagepre-  _..-'"'    paid,  your large  illustrated Prospectus,  also free Booklet on Gold  ...������������������"      Dredging, with full particulars by return mail.     It is  understood that I incur no obligation  whatever in making this request.  Name  Addres THE, HEDLEY  GAZETTE,   DECEMBER 10, 1909,  AN ANGRY SUNSET  .Cpnclndcd on'Page Four,  From July 31st to November 18th is  , a long time to remember the Avoiding of  any particular paragraph, especially  for one Avho scans as many exchanges  every Aveek as the Avriter does; and I  will ask any fair-minded man oi woman  who reads the tAvo paragraphs quoted  by McConnell, ifitAvas not correctly  described by the Gazette as a threat of  opposition to extension as  soon as the  time limit had   elapsed?    The paragraphs are:  "Hill cannot now complete his V-  V. & E. within the time limit. It is  a physical impossibility even if he  meant to do so. His charier will expire next year. He. will have to go  to Parliament next session for either  a renewal of his charter or for power-  to deflect the line from Princeton  down the Skagit back-'into Washington." ���������  "If'he asks for the former he  should be bound by the Railway  Committee in forfeiture of all rights  to the V. V. & E. built and unbuilt  and'he should be bound to complete  the line into Vancouver within a  given time or foifeit the whole  enterprise to the Government of  Canada. If lie asks for the right to  go down the Skagit he should be,  and undoubtedly he will be, flatly  refused."      .   .: ' . . -.'...  My    Editorial   of   August   12th   in  Avhich I said:  "The Sunset's strictures upon tin-  Hill policy appear to be unduly.severe.  At least it looks that way to residents  of the Siinilkauieen who have, become  accustomed to base their entire hopes  upon the Great Northern to secure direct communication with Vancouver  and we may lie pardoned for doubting  the wisdom of the course indicated by  the Sunset in asking either yoveru-  nient to display the marble heart towards the Hill interests in the matter  of any future concessions thev niaA*  ask." '."���������������������������-,  was undoubtedly written in answer to  the threat implied and expressed'in  those paragraphs, but was not written  with the Sunset at my hand, fori  have never taken the Sunset and its  weekly scold quite so seriously as all  that.  :''"        V, '���������'"      :'���������' '���������-.. ;  The-'fabfis- that -diir-ing.the ..recent  campaign the Hedley Gazette of all  papers in the province,- nailed McConnell down; set him face, to face  Avith his own record, and made a holy  show of him as few other papers took  the trouble to do, and that i.s why he  is so angry and so ready with his  blackguardly abuse.  Neither am I alone in sizing up McConnell for the mendacious guttersnipe which lie is, as the following  paragraphs written by H. M. Walker,  of Euderby, who is one of the brightest journalists in the province, will  show.    Walker says:  "Bruce lacks one of the cardinal vii-  tues if a good fighter���������he is a poor  loser. 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, bigotted and contemptible in  his argument. He is lacking in every  salient attriimte of the newspaperman;  insane in his conclusions and cruel in  his deductions."  And after pointing out numerous  inconsistencies in McConnell's position  says further:  "If Bruce was reasonable in his deductions a month ago, he is most  un-  KEEP YOUR EYE ON  -. \. ������������������ a  m- * i  WATCH IT GROW  <b  It is destined to be the Greatest Gold Mining Camp  in Canada.  Money invested in Hedley Town Property Now will  bring you Big Returns in a few Months.  Buy Now; Don't Put It Of f as the Price is Going: up  For Full Information Write or Call on  The Hedley  F. H; FRENCH  Secretary and flanager,  Townsite Go'y, Ltd,  HEDLEY, B.C.  reasonable 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  quite as capable of knowing what  they want as Bruce can be.  Bruce'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  os 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.''  McConnell  Apologize to  asks  me   to  whom,  and  apologize,  for  Avhat?  There is nothing coming to him from  me except this public expression of my  honest conviction that he is (as  seA*enty-five percent of the people of  Vancouver know him to be) a mendacious guttersnipe and a conceited ass.  His guttersnipe lying abuse of Premier McBride and the attorney-gener-  ~al amply stamps him what he is.  Hedley Dec. 9th, 1909.  A. Megkaav  While every paper in the interior  and most of the coast papers   have  noted the fact that the Hill interests  are proceeding Avith the building of  the   V.  V.  & E.    on   to   the   coast,  "calamity Jane" of the Sunset continues  to howl  that only one of two  things can happen in that connection  and these tAvo things it specifies to be:  either they avi'11 go down the Skagit  or they will build on to Granite Creek  and stop there.  The fact that Mr. Kennedy is going  to make his headquarters at Abbots-  ford for the balance of construction is  nothing to the Sunset. In his insane  fit of sulks and his determination that  Hill shall not build the V. V. & E. on  to the coast via the Coquihalla, McConnell can sec no incongruity in the  idea of Mr. Kennedy directing building operations between Princeton and  Granite Creek from an office in  Abbotsford, and the same asinine contention on his (McConnell's) part applies as regards building down the  Skagit. In fact he Avould evince no  surprise if the chief engineer on construction for the Milwaukee line in  Oregon and Southern Washington  should move his headquarters up to  Quesnelle or Barkerville.  He flew into a rage and said all  manner of vile things against the  editor of the Gazette because Ave truthfully accused him of threatening to  oppose extension of tjme to complete  under the V. V, & E. charter, and in-  trying to wriggle out of that hole  under a cover of froth and billingsgate  he endeavored to qualify the threat  by trying to make believe that it was  the possibility of building down the  Skagit he was opposed to, and Avould  oppose.  And pray, if Hill should find it  necessary to build down the Skagit in  order to get the grade and the route  he wants and the people of the Similkameen are satisfied, what business is  it of McConnell's? Why should he  have the impudence to set himself up  to say whether the Similkameen shall  have direct connection with the coast  by Great Northern unless it goes as he  wants it to go? The people of the  Similkameen Avhose affairs he has appointed himself to regulate Avere here  attending to their own business when  he Avas toddling about a door yard in  Bruce in nether garments of geometrical design and they are still competent to attend to their own affairs  without his harmful interference.  In his present attitude he is by his  own admission (no matter how much  he may try to deny it) the worst enemy  the Similkameen can have. He is at  present trying to argue Hill into the  belief that it Avill not pay him to complete the V. V. & E. through to the  coast. Does he want proof of this?  Here it is from the Sunset of December 4th :  "My reason for believing that the  V. V. & E. Avill not be built is, not  that the grade is insurmountable.  BUT BECAUSE IT IS NOT IN THE  INTERESTS OF JIM HILL TO  BUILD IT. (The capitals are ours)  "The distance from Vancouver via  Everett to Spokane is 451 miles, while  that from Vancouver via the Hope  Mountain (the V. V. & E.)is 4SS miles  a distance of 26 miles longer. It is  therefore obvious that so far as  through traffic is concerned there is  absolutely no incentive for Hill to  complete the V.V. & E. to Vancouver.  "If Hill builds the line for local  traffic alone, he will have to depend  upon the earnings from the Boundary  to Vancouver, and he will have to  compete for them with the C. P. R.  It is highly improbable that Hill will  Avant to enter iuto competition for the  crumbs of this trade against a line as  heavily subsidized as is the Kettle  Valley and its connections."  HOME COMPANION  It has been a great pleasure to watch  the development of The Home Journal,  the Canadian national Avoman's magazine, since it was taken over by the  present owners two years ago. Practically a nonentity at that tihie, it has  grown into one of the largest and  certainly the handsomest in the Dominion.  The Christinas number is a fitting  ending to this year of achievement.  The cover is the most beautiful of any  Christmas magazine, native or foreign,  and the contents are as interesting as  the cover is attractive. There is  "Christmas and Dickens" by"Kit,"the  best woman ��������� journalist in Canada, recalling the many very joyous Christ-  mases that Dickens delighted to picture, as well as the other Christmas  days so very black and dreary by contrast. ������������������'  There are stories by such Avell-knoAvn  novelists as Virna Sheard, Marjorie  Picthall, Annie Snow; Christmas Anthem, by Edmund Hardy; Christmas  games and rebus that delight more  than the children; Christmas gifts to  solve many a problem; Christmas  cookery to gladden the heart of the  critical or epicure.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*���������������������������������������������  t,-V:-'r:v:! -rV-������������������������������������:��������� J  <;:���������  ���������  . ���������  R. H. ROGERS,  M.A., B.C.L.  BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC  Vernon, B. C  Try  iWVVVSfe.  When   writing    Advertisers  Mention the Gazette.  Please  ���������  ���������  r  t  a  BY NEATLY PRINTED STATIONERY  ���������bearing imprint of the home office���������is  a valuable aid to the local business man,  for it shows that he is.piiblic-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 jod Department;  Is the best equipped of any office in ^the  district, outside of Vernon and the larger  offices in the Boundary :: ::  Lamest Type Faces.  Highest Grade Paper &  Artistic flrranuenent  Are the three essentials to good work:  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Memo Heads  Statements  Business Cards  Bills of Fare  Commercial Forms  Pamphlets  Posters fc, '1c.  i  ���������  ���������  ���������  t  t  ���������  *>  -*T Anything from a visiting card to a 3-  sheet plain and colored exhibition poster.  U No job too small or none too large for us  CEYLON TEA.  Pure  and   invigorating.  HEDLEY GAZETTED P. 60., Ltd  I


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