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Array AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  Vol. I.    ���������  No. 50.  HEDLEY, B. C, THURSDAY, DEC. 28, 1905.  $2.00, in Advance. ,  Methodist Ghurch.  IfKOLEV. li.V.   '  Kuitday School nt 3 o'clock,  livening Service- at 7:30 o'clock.  Kverybotly  welcome.  L. THOMAS. I'astok.  THE  BRITISH   ELECTIONS  CHARLES M. SHAW  Civil, Engineek,  Dominion   "and   Provincial  ���������Land Surveyor.  >rders may be left at Gazette office.  IEDLEY,  B. G.  H. ROGERS,  ;     M.A., B.C. I..  SOLICITOR,. CON VK YANCER,  NOTARY PUBLIC,  KTC.  Vernon, B..G.  A.   LOGAN   &   CO.  (Sucscssors to Miller 3 iron.)  ATCHMAKERS and  JEWELERS'  Repairing- a Specialty.  Work Guaranteed.  IMIDWAY and GREENWOOD,   B. C.  Eleiftrical Engineer and  Contractor      <-  ���������.!,  GREENWOOD,     '   -        B.C.  Iestuiatjss Furnished ox'.vxv Elec-  itrical Project foii Powkk ok Light  ������������������"WJw'vWAi>(Av^  JflS. GLftHK  \A/ eat c h m & Ice r  Clocks and Watches for Sale.  A^S**^  ft fl, WRIGHT  [BOOT  &  SHOE  MAKER  HEDLEY, B. C.  HEDLEY,  B.C.  [HERRING & WINKLER, Proprietors  C'  -:(.):���������  [Civil & Mining Engineers  /VlIiNeS euraci'.  REAL.   ESXAXE  HEDLEY, B. C.  The British elections now on wjll he  watched with a degree of interest in  Canada, greater than that of any previous contest. The main reason for  this is that the- fiscal question "which  ha* practically heen a' dead issue in  Great Britain since the days of Cob-  den, is revived in a manner which may,  mean much for Canada, holding, as  she does, the premier place among the  colonics.  Whatever may, be said of the British  elector he can never he called an opportunist. " The imperviousness of his  think-tank to anything in the shape  of a-miodern idea of finance is proverbial. He is so much engrossed with the  abstract that he has no time to be  practical, .and he will fuss and,fret  over trivialities' of domestic policv  that do not amount to a hill of beans  and lose sight of the greater fact that  German and American manufaactur-  ers ai-o walking all, over liini,because  of hjs blind adherence to an economic  fetich that should longsinco havo been  relegated to the limbo of'dead things.  Were Oobclon alive to-day he would bo  standing alongside of Joseph Chamberlain, for the prescience which enab-  16d him to grasp the situation and discern the com so then best adapted to'  Britain's needs, would now impel him  in quite theopposite'direction. because  .-lllered conditions will call for changed  treatment As far as Canada is concerned we havo little to choose between Balfour and Campbell-Banner-  man, for both aro wedded to the trivialities of domestic policy that are allowed to occupy so large a place in the  concern of her foremost men, but in  Chamberlain's policy Cnnadiaans can  see something worthy of the statesman, and everything that Canada can  do to strengthen his hands  should be  done.  It was pleasing to  note that in  a  public meeting held in Toronto a few  days ago and addressed by Mr. Mosely  of England, one ot'JVIr.  Chamberlain's  warmest supporters who was anxious  to obtain an expression  of opinion- on  this side of the Atlantic,' that Hon.  Goo. E. Foster and ex-premier G. W.  Ross both took strong ground in favor  of Chamberlain's views.     It is now up  to Sir "Wilfrid Laurier to fire  back at  those, free trade 'little Englanders,' that  little gow-gnw which they have wrongly ten ueel a   "Cobclen   medal," for as  long as he treasures'up that silly toy  the euennes of Cauada in Great Britain will try  to influence  the British  electors bj- assuring them that Canada  does not want Chamberlain's policy ais  shown by the fact that Sir Wilfrid is a  free trader.wearing a free trade medal.  Now is the time   for   public   men   in  Canada to present an unbroken  front  and try to  help  on  the cause which  will benefit tin's country most.  THE NEWJCHOOL ACT  NEW BOARDS TO BE. FLECTED  ���������    ON JANUARY uTH  The People Now Have More Say In The  Administration Of Educational Affairs���������Boundaries Of Hedley District  The new School Act' will come into  operation on January 1st. In some  respects the changes are quite radical,  inasmuch as the principle underlying  them is very different from that formerly in vogue in districts, unorganized  municipally, but so far askthe actual  burden of maintenance is .concerned,  very little difference will be felt, as the  amount to be provided by the people  is small-        ' .   >       >  The feature of the change which will  be immediately apparent is that new  school boards will have to be elected  all over the province This does not  mean that the old members are not  eligible for l-e-election, but merely  that whole Boards must now be. elect-  instead of one, or,more members, as  the case may be, to /ill the place of a  retiring member.  The now elections will be held on  the 11th of January and tlie public are  asked to turn out to exercise their  right to have 'a say m the running of  their own educational affairs, for it* is  most'desirable that the very best men  available be obtained k> serve  on  tlie  Nickel Plate.  Christinas was a ��������� red-letter day at  the Nickel Plate Mine, being marked  by a wedding, a dance, a Christmas  tree, a visit from the General Manager  and a good time generally. The wedding was the first event of the kind  celebrated at the Mine ; it was the first  marriage ceremony performed by Rev.  Mr. Thomas and some claim that' at  no point in B. C. was a like event celebrated at a higher altitude, but this  latter is a claim that may be, disputed.  Work at the mine was suspended for  the day and the men, having a holiday  at their diposal and being in a holiday  frame of mind, set about looking after  the eternal fitness of things by preparing a Christmas tree, upon which much  care and some high art was lavished.  i    1*"    *  The tree was of goodly proportions  and was hung with an assortment of  presents' mostly of the "hard times"  order, such as old suspenders, i old  socks,' empty tomato cans, tin can  lanterns and other cast-oil' paraphernalia familiar to the frontier miner.  Mr. R. B. Lamb, tlie new general  manager, paid a visit to the mine and  was much taken with-the artistic eit'ort  put forth in. the decoration of the  Christmas tree, so much so, in fact,  that he phoned down to Hedley for a  liquid potlatch, showing that he appreciated the humor of the affair, and it  goes   without   saying   that   the men  AT HYMEN'S ALTAR.  The First Wedding Celebrated at the  Nickel Plate Mine.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������im������������������������'������������������������������������������������������������^  Attempted Suicide..  ^ t. M. GULLEY & CO. j  <* Furniture Dealers  > ami Undertakers  Arc liniHlliiifc n full liiicui'  Ki-knitcki-:.   (.'aim'kts;    Hkdoixo.  1'l'IIOl.STKUV,       Ij.voi.im^.-,  lMcTl'UK    l-'llAMKS    ASH  Window Glass.  GREENWOOD   and MIDWAY  <  W  Hi  \ii  Ui  iii  \{>  ���������"rT-* ''ifiTI  33SfeSe  S DRY GOODS  FANCY GOODS  w  -m  m  ���������<*������  w  w  w  BOOTS & SHOES '$  Millinery in Latest Styles f  ���������AGENTS KOI't��������� 'j*  MASON <& RISCH Pianos.       j������;  Butterick Patterns *  B. C.   $!  News comes from Princeton that J.  Swansbnry, well known in Hedley. attempted suicide on the night of the  24-th. by cutting his throat with a razor while suffering from the d. ts. He  was staying in George Aldous' cabin,  lit! almost severed tlie wind pipe, but  the doctor is now confident that he  will recover, when ho will bej brought  before tho magistrates and be dealt  with as the law provides.  m  @  ������  ������  .#���������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������-  ������  ������������������������.-'  w  @~  ���������#���������  ������  ������  ������  ������  @ -  UTe GAZETTE wishes its Patrons and  Friends a Happy, Prosperous New Year  Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,  The flying cloud, the, frosty light;  The year is dying in the night; .,  Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.  Ring out the old, ring in the new,  Ring, happy bells, across the snow:  The year is going, letbinv go ;  .Ring-.out.the.false, ring in the true.  Ring out a slowly dying cause,  And ancient'forms of party strife ;  '.Ring in the nobler modes of life.  With sweeter manners, purer.laws.  Ring out old shapes of foul disease;  Ring out the .narrowing lust for gold;  Ring out the thousand wars of old,  Ring in the thousand years of peace.  Ring in the .valiant'man.and'free,  The larger heart, the kindlier hand ;  ' Ring out the darkness of the land',  Ring in the Christ that is to be.  ,','���������' .   ��������� Tk'xnysox.  m  ������  @  '���������'������  @  @  m  ���������@  ���������@.  ������  iff*  *���������&  .Thefirst wedding celebrated at the  Nickel Plate was a Christinas wedding, the contracting parties being  Mr. Alex. Robinson of Gieenwood,  and Miss EfTie Zella Mills, daughter of  Ezra.Mills, of tin; Nickel Plate. The  ceremony was performed by Rev.  L. Thomas, of Hedley, at tlie family  residence, a goodly number of invited  guests being present. The bride was  attired in a handsome travelling costume of navy blue cloth, with white  silk blouse. The bridesmaid was .Miss  R. M. Ford, while the groom was supported by Mr. F. M. Gillespie of lied- ,  ley'. The groom's gift to the bride was  an elegant set of furs, and among the  numerous' wedding presents received  as evidence of the popularity of fluoride and groom wore the following:  a silver pudding dish; a dinner set; a  tea sot: a cut glass berry dish: a solid  silver eake plate: a set of silver salt  andpepi^1' castors; set of t,ible_ware  set of carvers: dozen silver teaspoons,  dozen silver knives and forks; table  linen &c.  On Tuesday they came down on the  tramway and started for Greenwood  by private rigl  ".The- event was celebrated with a  dance in the large, dining room of the  Yale MiningCJompany, when a pleasant time was spent. The whole camp  was present find dancing continued  from early in the evening until two  o'clock  next morning.  The Gazette joins with friends of  the bride and groom in wishing them  happiness and   prosperity.  Work Done and in Prospect.  '@@.#@@������������@@.������@@@������^@@@������@������@@@@@@@^@@  appreciated this evidence of good will  on the part of Mr. Land).  Boat Delayed.  The stage was late on Tuesday night  and did not reach Hedley until about  10 o'clock. The delay was caused by  a storm on Okanagan Lake on Monday  night which prevented the steamer  Aberdeen from arriving in Pentictou  with the mails until late on Tuesday  morning and the stage had to wait for  t-ht! mails.  School Board,   especially at the  coin-  eneemenl. of work- under the new Act.  The boundaries of Hedley school dis-j Miss Ford has been re-engaged to  trict include a mile on each side of the teach the. Nickel Plate school for the  .Similkameen River for six miles below coining year, having given good satis-  Hodley and   live   miles  above.      This   fiction during the past term.  leaves Central Station  on the  gravity j _-u&   tram outside the Medley limit so as to  fall in with..the Nickel Plate, which is  a good arrangement, for. the Nickel  Plate school will be the hardest to.  keep ii]i to llie regulation attendance,  and Central station will help out.  Lot there be a full attendance on the  1.1th of .January.  - The completion of the crib work and  repairs to the two bridges was work  badly needed and money well expended, but the general public are not aware  of the persistent effort on the part of  the representative which was required  to get it. Had this work not been  done'and a freshet should follow in  the spring as fierce as that of 100-i,  there is little doubt that serious damage would/be done. ' Mr. Shatford will  leave next.week for Victoria to attend  the opening t>f the House, and is sparing no'pains to make, himself fully acquainted with'details as' to the work''  most earnestly needing in the riding.  The illness of the road supervisor' prevented him- from having a report on  the' Twenty-mile ('reek road, but as  that was beyond Mr. Bates' power to  do in his present condition, Mr. Al.  Piper is going over the route this,  week that fuller particulars may be  placed at the disposal of the Department of Lands and Works.  This is a work in which Hedley and  the greatest mining camp in the province is vitally interested, and Mr.  Shatford is demanding it, both as a  matter of justice and of.business, for  it is ;in enterprise that will give good  returns to the province from the day  it is completed.  Death of Allan Birnic.  The Lengthening Day.  HEDLEY,  Mrs. W. II. Lowe, and Miss Lowe  came in on Tuesday night's belated  stage to pay a visit to Hedley and to  take in the hospital ball.  Cbrisamas passed quietly in Hedley,  which has always borne a good reputation for being a quiet, orderly mining town. The employees of the Daly  Reduction Co. and Yale Mining Co.  were given a holiday. There was very  little drinking, and no disturbance beyond an occasional innocent whoop  from some semi-swizzled way-farer.  New Teacher  The Board of school trustees have  secured the services of Miss C. Lament  of Van/'ouvor to teach the Hedley  sci'iool for the ensuing year. Miss Lament is a thoroughly qualified teacher  having had seven years' experience,  and comes highly recommended not  only by the school boards of schools  in which she has taught, but also from  school inspectors. What Hedley needs  is a teacher of this kind who will prove  a thorough disciplinarian and how  will run the school after the methods  taught in the Normal and will carry  out those methods rigidly, regardless  of the interference of others.. This apparently Miss Lament can be counted  on to do, and it is to be hoped that the  trustees and people of Hedley alike  will stand by her in doing so.  '     The typhoid outbreak at Pluenix is    I claiming its quoin of victims.    One of  How much longer are the days? was i the fatalities attending it is that of  a. question asked the Gazette the other j Allan Birnie of Vernon, a young man  day. The following data is supplied highly esteemed by all. The Arernon  in answer thereto, and the reader can News makes the following reference  work it out for himself. On Dec. uth  the sun set at -1:10. It now sets at  4:82. Thus it will be seen that the  days didn't begin to lengthen out at  night on Dec. 21st as generally supposed, but about the 12th, for on the  10th the.sun set one minute later than  on the 6th. But in the morning they  will not begin to lengthen out until  after the New Year, for it will not be  until Jan. 5th 19.10 that the tables show  the sun to rise a minute earlier. From  Dec. 9th to L.th when the days were  shortest at the evening, the sun rose  at 8:15; it now rises at. 8:28. and on  Jan.5th it will rise at 8:27. These  figures are. for the. meridian of AVinni-  peg.  Now that the .rentNorthern is coming sure, just hustle, iu your jobs of  office stationery into the Gazette print  shop and get ready for your share  of I Middleton,  A  to the sad event :  "The many friends of the late Allan  Birnie were surprised and shocked to  learn on Monday morning last of his  unexpected death at Phoenix the previous Sunday.    Mr.  Birnie  had only  been ill of typhoid fever for a few days  when an .operation for perforation of  the.   bowls   became   necessary.     This  was   successfully   performed,    but he  failed to rally from the shock,  dying  at three o'clock the following morning.  The body was   brought to  Vernon  yesterday by his   brpther,   E.   Birnie.  and   his   sister,   Mrs.  Forbes  Kerby.  Grand Forks.   The funeral took place  in the afternoon, after a short service  at the house conducted by Rev. R. G.  Vans.     It  was attended  by a  large  number of sorrowing friends and acquaintances.    Tlie  pall-bearers were :  Charles Smith, Percy French, Maurice  O.   Cochrane,  Charles  the rush.  Christian and O. St. C. Mabec. THE HEDLEY GAZETTE,' DECEMBER 28, 1905.  4-  be Ihcdicy Oazette  and  SivnUkdmeen. Advertiser.  ���������fiic'i on Th'.irsrt.ayjvliy the Hkoi.kv Gaze-itk  Pl:lN'!".N*0 AXl) j't'llHSUlNO (.'OM1MNV,  bunrKi),  :it Hedley. D. C.  Subscriptions in Advance  Per Voiir .V............:'. .82.00  Six ��������� Montiis. :........ i.oo  Advertising Rates  Mciimireinunt, 1'2 Hues to the inch.  Land Notices���������Cortifk-ates of iinpvovw.ient'cte.,  $7.00 for (iO-day notices, and ������5.00 for 30-duy  notices.  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding one  inch, SI.00 for one insertion, 25 cents for  eneh subsequent insertion. Over one ineli,  HI cents per line for first insertion and 5  cents per line for each subsequent insertion.  Transients payable in advance.  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month.  ������1.25: over V inch and up to 1 inches. $1.00  per inch per month. To constant advertisers  taking larger space than four inches, on  application, rates will be given of reduced  cliai-fres, bused on si/.o of space and length  of time. -  Advertisements will be changed once every  month if advertiser desires, without any extra  charge. For changes oftencr than once a month  the price of composition will bo charged at  i-cgii/ai- i-a.to.s-. ���������'..������������������  Changes for contract advertisements should  be in tho office .by noon on Tuesday to secure  attention for that week's issue.  A   MEGRAW,  Managing Editor.  First qiiar.  Hrd.  Full Moon  11th.  1!)05  DEC  Last q liar.'  tilth.  New Moon  25th.  1905  Sim.  ���������Mori. Tnes. Wed. Tim. F.ri. Sat.  3.  10  17  21  HI  II  18  12  19  20  0  13  20  ,,.7,  14  21  23  1'  8  15  22  29  2  , 0  1������  23  30  than the conventional test, which is at  best little better than a theory. All  the horses that have a day's work left  iu them are .needed in the Similkameen to-day to pull freight, haul pas-  sehgei-s antl niaii;.and build the railway grade,, ������nd when the rail way is  running in here it will he time enough  ���������'to. start in killing any horses other  than those that have developed sufficient signs of the disease to show unmistakably that they have it.'  The killing.of work-horses at Peach-  land seems to have been an ill-advised  procedure. If the. work-horses there  wem affected, the range horses in all  probability were as well; and if the  range horses have it, the wild bands  must also have it for they are more or  less together on the ranges. Where  then.is the use in killing oil' horses  that me available'for work until every  last nag of the wild ones has been ex  terminated. To "go killing the work;  horses would, be t������ begin at the wrong  end, and a strong, vigorous kick should  be entered against it.  Since writing the above,, the. Gazette  has learned that Mr. Shatford, M.P.P.y  had written letters looking towards  lessening the danger of, a tie-up by  having pressure brought to bear upon  tlie authorities responsible for carrying out the crusade .against glanders.  In order to secure united action the  people of this valley lnight find it advisable to hold;', public meetings at  various points to take action in making  their wishes known in the matter.  NOTICE  NOTICE IS MKREBY GIVEN" that an application will be made to the Legislative  Ansembly of the Province of British Columbia,  at its next session, for an Act to incorporate a  Company with power to acquire, ��������� purchase,  construct and 'operate the undortn kings of the  Vancouver & Coast-Koolonay Railway Company: tho Alborni & Cowiehan Railway Company: the KdmloopK& Atlin Railway Company,  and the Midway & Vernon Railway Company;  and to acquire all the rights, powers and privileges of the said Companies; and with power to  oxorciso 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 tho shares,  stock, debentures, bonds or other securities of  any other Railway Company ; antl with power  to increase tho capital of the Company to be  incorporated; and with power to issue shares as  fully paid up: and to borrow money on tho  Company's assets by any form of security ; and  with power to promote any Railway Company  or Companies, or to amalgamate with any  Company or Companies; and with all the other  and necessary powers conducive to the carrying out of the Company's undertaking.  Dated at Victoria, B.C., Nov. 22nrt, 180ft.  "_ ROBERTSON & ROBERTSON,  It>-fi Solicitors for the Applicants.  NOTICE.  WHICH SHALL WE KILL,  THE  NAGS OR THE VETS ?  As reports continue to come from  the, Upper Okanagan of large numbers  of   apparently valuable  horses  being  slaughtered by the -Dominion veterinary officers to prevent the spread of  glanders, a  serious question arises as  to what the consequences would be if  a similar state of affairs were inaugurated here in the Similkameen.   Front  comments heard on all sides it appears  that there  is a- growing suspicion tif  or disbelief in   the  ivllability   of  the  tests which arc made.to determine the  existence of the disease, and that many  valuable   horses are  being  needlessly,  slaughtered.   The. test after all would  seem to a layman  a, very crude thing  indeed .to otter in the. way  of evidence  to warrant passing the deatlfsentence.  Humanity would be up in  arms  if it  were proposed to deal with the human  animal iu such a way and if we care to  look at it only on the ground of senti-  'ment there would be reason even there  in   asking   that   our   much   vaunted  humanity he broad enough to include  the four-footed in our code  of mercy  and sympathy.    The. test, it is understood, consists iu  the administration  of a certain dose and if followed by a  rise of two degrees in temperature the  animal is adjudged to have  the. glanders and sentenced to immediate execution���������not even the usual -recommendation for mercy from  Omnipotence  which    is   granted   to   the   measliest  human scalawag being extended, for  poor dobbin too. like. Byron's favorite  dog. is " denied in heaven the. soul he  held on earth."   A rise of two degrees  in temperature seems small  after all  and   in   the  human   animal  is  experienced in  numberless complaints not  even considered dangerous, antl in the  horse there, seems  no reason  why it  should not be the same.  But there is the business view of the  question and the  exceptional circumstances   in   the   Similkameen   which  should demand exceptional treatment.  In   the   Upper Okanagan they  have  railway and steamboat connection but  we are dependent on the horse for our  very existence.   All supplies must be  freighted by wagon from Penticton,  52 miles distant from Hedley.   Were  the same  wholesale slaughter  to be  carried on here which was done in the  upper country the freight horses being  more, subject to exposure would in all  probability go tinder first, and even  one week's stoppage in the movement  of freight between here and Penticton  would   entail   hardship  upon   people  here.    Besides, with the large number  *>f   horses   employed on railway construction, it would never pay to take  the   chance   of   destroying   valuable  horses that are apparently as strong  and healthy as ever npon a mere suspicion backed up with nothing stronger,  A Kick from the Upper Country.  The Vernon News contains the following letter 'from a 'contributor :  Dear Sir,���������I know that glanders is a  terrible animal disease, and 'that it  would be. a great blessing to the country if it could be completely stamped  out, but it seems to me that the reckless and wholesale slaughter of tun-  best animals, which has been going on  under the direction of the veterinary  authorities is a. greater calamity still,  and one that will have a very serious  effect upon the well-being of the district.  It is a remarkable fact that the  horses that are being condemned are  among the best in the valley, strong;  active animals, apparently in the pink  of condition, and showing no symptoms of the disease with which they  are supposed to be infected. I confess  that I have serious doubts in my mind  as to the efficacy of the mallein test,  especially 'when-I consider that it depends almost entirely upon such a  slight indication as a. risu of temperature,'that'.might surely be caused by  any one of half-a-dozen different ailments.  Even if it were established as infallible, however, it appears to be a great  mistake to kill off horses capable, of  being of much service to their owners,  and of living and working for many-  years before being finally carried off  by the disease.  I am quite satisfied that those cases  showing evident symptoms of glanders  should be summarily dealt with, but  this mallein test which condemns apparently sound horses on very slight  evidence, should be stopped.  A Farm Eii.  MOTUIK IS HEREBY GIVEN that an up-  *��������� 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-  Kootenay Railway Company has to complete  its line of railway, and empowering- the said  Railway Company to build from some point on  its line of railway to ICamloops, in the Province  of- British Columbia.  Dated at Victoria. B.C., Nov. 22nd, 1905.  ROBERTSON & ROBERTSON,  JO-fi " Solicitors for the Applicants.  NOTICE.  CIXT.Y DAYS after date 1 intend to apply to  vJ the Chief Commissioner of Lands & Works  for permission to purchase forty (10) acres of  land, situated in Yale Division of Yale District,  and commencing at a post marked P. R., N. W.  corner, and joining Fred Frcmbd's pre-emption.  Following his southerly line 10 chains easterly,  thence 20 chains southerly, thence 50 chains  westerly, thence'30 chains northerly, thence 10  chains easterly, thence 10 chains .southerly to  point of commencement, containing JO acres,  more or less  PKULEY  RUSSELL.  Granite Creek. Nov. 1st, 1905. ili-l)  NOTICE.  Certificate of Improvements.  "GOOD VIEW" Mineral Claim, situate in the  Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District.  Where located :   In Camp Hedley.  "TAKE NOTICE that I. .T. Fraser Campbell,  * Free miner's Cc'rtiiicate No. SS0I, agent for  myself and Chas. R Oliver, Free Miners Certificate No. B7SI07-2, 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 3". must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 2Sth day of October, A. D. l!)0o.  J2-0 .7. '.FRASER CAMPBELL.  NOTICE.  T HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that. 60 days from  *��������� the date hereof, I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands & Works for permission to purchase SO acres of range land, as  follows: Commencingnt the N. E. corner of  L. !Mfi3, G. 1, thence south 20 chains, thence east  20 chains, thence north JO chains, thence west  along south boundary of Lot 30(12, G. I. 20 chains  jnoi-o or loss, thence south 20 chains to the  point of commencement.  Kilpoola Lake, Nov. 13th, 1005.  T. LACEY.  41-9 R. H. Pakkinsox. Agent.  NOTICE.  L. 0. L* Annual Meeting.  The annual meeting of L. O. L. No.  1770 was held in the school-house, at  Keremeos on Tuesday, December 5th,  when the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:  W. M., J. J. Cooke, (re-elected)  D. M., D. McGurdy, (re-elected)  Chap., Rev. L. W. Thomas,  Rec. Sec, James Hayes,  ���������Fin. Sec, D. J. Inn is, (re-elected)  Treas. Peter Bromley, (re-elected)  Dir. Cir��������� Ezra Mills,  Lee. W. D. Palmer, (re-elected)  Tyler, John M. Young,  First Corn. Jos. Bromley,  Com.,  Malcolm C.  McAuley,    John  Love, Neil McLean and   John   Mathe-  son.  A committee was appointed to arrange for a renewal of lodge supplies  to replace those which were destroyed  in the recent fire at Keremeos. A  delegate was also appointed to represent No 1770 at Grand Lodge, which  meets at Nanaimo in Feb. 1900. One,  candidate was initiated. The brethern  spent a very pleasant evening, the  business being conducted in a very  harmonious manner. The Lodge closed  in due form,���������Com.  ���������KTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sixty  x' days after date I will apply to the Honorable the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for permission to purchase 320 acres of  land, more or less, in the Similkameen Division  of Yale District, situated as follows:  Commencing at a post at tho northwest corner of Win. Arnott's pre-emption No. 4708, running thence south SO elm ins, thence west JO  chains, thence north along the Indian Reserve  line 80 chains, thence oast 10 chains to point of  commencement.  JOHN CLARK FINDLAY  per .'IAS. RITCHIE  Agent for applicant  50-9  Summcrlnml B. C.  Dee. 13th, 1005  NOTICE.  BORN  McIntykk���������III Hedley, on December 18th, 1005,  to Mr. and Mrs. Win. Melntyrc, a daughter.  Akmstkono���������In Lower Similkameen, on December 2Jtli, 3iK)5, to Mr. and Mrs. W. H.  Armstrong, a daughter.  MARRIED.  RoniNSOX���������Miu,s���������-At the residence of tho  bride's father. Nickel PlatoMinc, on December 25tli, 1905, by Rev. L. W. Thomas,  Mr. Alex, ltobinson, of Greenwood, to Miss  Eftio Zella Milts.  Jenkins���������Gibson���������At Christ Church, Vancouver, on December 11th, by tho Rev. C. C.  Owen, M.A., Dorothy, youngest daughter  of W. T. Gllison, to Ernest Frederick .fen-  kins, Vancouver Power Co., Lake Buntzcn.  TaOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sixty  ** days after date I will apply to the Honor-  blo the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for permission to purchase 320 acres of  land, more or less, in the Similkameen Division  of Yalo District, situated as follows :  Commencing at a post at the northwest Corner of Wm. Arnott's pre-emption No. J708, running thence east to Dog Lake, thence north  along the shore of Dog Lake to .southeast corner of Wm. Simpson's pre-emption No. 1152,  thence west to Indian Reserve line, thence  south along Indian Reserve line to opposite  point of commencement, thence east'to point  (of commencement.  THOS. NAIRN RITCHIE  Summerland, B. C.   )(    per JAS. RITCHIE.  Doc. 13th 1005 50-9  NOTICE  OIXTY DAYS after date I intend to apply to  vJ the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Wotks for permission'to purchase 1(50 acres of  mountain land situated in the  Similkameen  Division of Yale District:     Commencing at a  post marked L. T. Shaw'n N. E. corner, thence  south 80 chains, thence west 20 chains,  thence  north 80 chains, thence east 20 chains to po/at  of commencement..  Dated this 28th day of November, 1905  L. T. f-'HAW  50-9 per C. JK. SHAW  Kettle River Asses ^ment District.  T^K'm.K Rivkk Assessment, District Court of  ���������*���������** Revision and Appeals, under tho Assessment Act, 1903, will ho held at the Court House  nt Fairview, oh Saturday, the 13th day of January, 1000, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, by  Henry Nicholson, Judge of the Court of Revision and Appeals. 50-2  OOSOgOSCOSOeSC-QOSOOGGOQCOGOOQOQi  BRITISH NORtH, AMERICA  Capital���������$4,866,666. Reserve��������� $2,045,997.  HEAD OFFICE IN CANADA,       -       MONTREAL  II. STIKEMAN. General Manager J. ELMSLY, Supt. of Branches  BANKING BY MAIL���������Account*, of parties living at a distance receive our  special attention. Deposits can bo made through the mail, and sums added  thereto and withdrawn at any time. A General Banking Business Transacted.   Draft������ issued, payable at all points in Canada and abroad.  Hedley Branch,  L. Q. HacHAFFiE, Acting Manager  Goeoseoooooe  z  PATRONIZE YOUR   HOME  MILLS  Ask your grocer for  L-.9  S  and help us to'help . British Columbia  by employing more men in our mills.  THE COLUMBIA FLOURING MILLS CO., Ltd.  ENDERBY ANB  VERNON, B. C. ���������  4  Advertize in the GAZETTE fl  CHRISTMAS GIFTS lor Men and Boys  If 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.  *i Ties, Braces,  Gloves, Handker-  c h 1 e p s, ' F a x c Y.  Vests, Fancy  Shirts, a new Suit  for the boy, ;i nice  Overcoat for .the  Gentleman, and a  very fine line of  Men's Clothing���������  ready to put on.  ������_     1 -������  GOuipDell  k Slier.  ^topetCEIote % flVeu  "j-f������-"i"*-���������*f  HOTEL  HEDLEY, B.C.,  The Leading Hotel of tu& Slmllknmeen Valley.  (  This House is New and First Class in Every Respect,  Being Equipped with all Modern Conveniences���������Electric  Light,. Telephone, Baths, Etc.        :       :       :  iRates Moderate  Prearletor ,, .').  THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, DECEMBER 28, 1905.  ..-���������^.-v;  *   Hi  Town and District.  The Kelt)wna Courier is holidaying  this week, and no paper will be issued  in consequence.  A little dance was given in Fraser's  hall on Thursday evening last in honor  of departing Hedleyites.  As the Gazette goes to press the  hospital ball is in progress and of which  fuller particulars will be given later.  Miss Colbeck, who taught the Hedley  school during-the past term, left "fother homo on the coast on Friday morning's stage.  Mr. L.  W. Shatford,  M. P. P.,  was  confined to the house several days as  '   the result of stepping on a sharp nail,  which penetrated his shoe and inflicted  a painful wound in his foot..  , The Loomis Prospector says that a  gang is at work on the lower Similka-.  meen between Oroville and the Boun-  day, rip-rapping the .railway grades  where they are likely to come in contact with the.river in high water. -  Mr. /Lamb claims that tha tramway  achieved' a new honor this week in  limning its-first-honeymoon trip, the  . bridal party making the descent from  the'upper regions to encounter the  . stern realities of life on a lower plane,  as other honeymooners have had to do.  - A new transformer has been put in  at Shatford's corner,, and the. lights of  Fraser's hall, Shatford's store,' the  bank of B. N. A. and the Gazette office-  put on that circuit. It was first turned  on, on Christmas Eve, and. came as a  Christmas box, for it niade a vast improvement on the lights.  - Mrs. S. L. Smith was able to' -walk  dow'n^street one day last week foi* the  - first time since her accident early in  the fall. Mrs. Smith has no more confidence in a packing box now than she  has in a bucking broncho, and the next  time she has any fruit to pick she will  either tako a step-ladder for it or stay  on the ground. Her many friends are  pleased to see her out again.  The Christmas shoot of the Hedley  Rifle Association was called off, owing  to the number of competitors being-  insufficient to -make, the competition  ��������� of interest. The general feeling of the  Association was to discontinue the  matches until spring, that being the  ttme mostly all rifle associations begin  the season's shootitg. In all probability Good Fiidry, April 13th, will be  the date, of the' first match in 19CHJ.  Someone is responsible for a canard  that ten miles of the V. V. & E. from  Keremeos north had been let to a  Chinese contractor in Victoria, who  was bringing in 500 Chinks. The yarn  had neither reason nor plausibility to  recommend it for credence, and yet  there were many who swallowed it  in apparently good faith and worked  themselves up into quite a stew about  it. As the plans have not yet been  approved by the Railway Commission  and no contract has yet been let, there  is not much likelihood or any possibility of truth in the yarn that such a  sub-contraal had been let.  Oroville is moving to complete the,  wagon road up the Similkameen so as  to take the trade of the upper Similkameen that way. Money put into good  roads is money well spent. The public  can't have too many roads, providing  that they are kept in a proper state of  repair. The proper thing is to get the  main trunk roads in the right place so  as to take the Largest volume of traffic  by the shorten.) route consistent with  proper grade, and then keep them in.  repair. Those who take a trip over  the Flyer to Midway cannot fail  to be struck with the superiority of  British Columbia roads ever those, in  Washington State.  Geo. E. French, who has been employed for the past year on the Gazette  staff, left on Friday morning's stage  for his home in Vernon. His place on  the Gazette staff is being taken by  J.|P. Watson, late of Evans & Hastings,  Vancouver, and formerly of Winnipeg. George was a good printer,  painstaking, observant and resourceful; and both the quality and the  quantity of the work turned out was  considerably in advance of that done  by many printers of much wider experience. He expects to try the city  offices for a while and thus further  qualify himself in the most modern  methods of the. up-to-date printer.  It is not at all probable that Rev.  E. P. Flewelling will be hack for several months, the doctors having altogether disapproved of him undertaking  the long stage drives necessary on this  field. This is. much to be regretted, as  Mr. Flewelling was winning golden  opinions from all and popularizing the  services, the attendance gaining week  by week. The people of Hedley will  wish for his speedy and permanent re-  coverv and   hope to have him back  among us. It was not alone with those  of his own denomination that Mr. Flewelling was held in esteem, for he was  always a gentleman and his kindly  nature and breadth' of views won the  confidence and esteem of all.  The crib-work in the creek is completed so for as the present appropriation is concerned, and a strong,  tidy-  job has been made, which should stand  the rush of water,  \mless a specially  heavy freshet is caused by the melting  snows   in   the     mountains  next  spring.   To make a thoroughly safe  job of it the cribbing should be extended a little farther up the creek.on  the west side and hacked up with more  rock. , The bridges have .received an  overhauling during the past week, with  new covering,.new side rails,  and on  one of them new 'stringers  were put  in.   The plank covering is a  decided  improvement on  the old covering of  poles.'. Foreman Piper has given value  for the money expended.''  -  They have a red-hot license question"  on their hands down across - the line,  along the V.  V. & E. right-of-way.  The Board of License Commissioners,  in compliance with a petition from the  liquor  men in  Oroville .and Molson,  refused,'to   grant any  more  saloon  licenses along the right-of-way.   An  attempt"was made to have'the Commissioners reverse their decision and  now  the   contractors   have   declared  against tlie granting of licenses near  their  works.     The   treasurer  of the  county is opposing the Commissioners  ���������and has endeavored rto thwart them  by granting a permit to a saloon at  the  tunnel.     If   the   Commissioners,  backed up by the contractors,  prize  their reputation  for  back-bone,  that  treasurer should have some crow to  eat.  Mr. M. K. Rodgers, who is a member  of the American Society of Mechanical  Engineers, attended the 52nd" meeting  ,of the society, held in New York, from  the 5th to !8th of December. There  were present at the gathering 1029  persons, including members and their  guests. The guests accompanying Mr.  Rogers were Mrs. JL K. Rogers, John  R. Toole, Mrs. J. R. Toole and Miss  Thula Toole.. One of the sessions of  this meeting of the society was held  in the main saloon on board the steamship Amerika, of the Hamburg-American line, at Hoboken, N. J., and the  Gazette is indebted to Mr. Rogers for  an interesting, handsome brochure  descriptive of that superb-ocean greyhound, claimed to be the finest afloat  and launched last April from the shipyards of Harland and Wolff at Belfast,  Ireland.  OTEL  EDLEY  The   .  Leading  House  For  Commercial  r\en.   :   :   :  ., ������-������^ .*-..---,.-* -  Best Only Provided for Table  and Bar. "  W. J. Henderson, Prop.  Cawsten 0 Edmond  (0  w  j  o  i  PURVEYORS  OF  ALL KINDS  2  OF  : 0  Fresn Meats  -i  Fish  Veoetables  >  AND  r  Fruit  A BIG SUPPLY JL'ST RECEIVED.   ALL  NICK   FRESH    HOODS THE    BEST  PROCURABLE.  ���������The Following are a few of the Leading Lines   ������-'4 Crown Muscatel Raisins  Choice Sultana Raisins  (bulk and 1 lb. packages.)   >  ' *    Fancy Seeded 'Raisins - ,,'  . (16'oz. Packages.)'-  Fancy Table Raisins,  Y (bulk.and 51b. boxes.)  Vostizzas and Filiatras Currants  (bulk and 16 oz. packages.)  ,     i Figs and" Dates.,     Orange,  Lemon and Citron Peel. '*  Walnuts, Almonds^ Filberts  "and ' Brazil Nuts.    Shelled  .Walnuts and Almonds.  Shatfords,  Limited  Phone 8. Hedley, B. C.  The  NEW  ZEALAND  HOTEL...  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  Cut Rates on Orders by both Penticton  and Overland Stages.  Inquire for Latest Fruit Arrivals.  ���������   -   -   B. C.  HEDLEY,  of Commerce  CAPITAL���������$10,000,000.  Total Resources (Nov. 30, '05)-  REST���������$4.300.������JOO.  -$98,000,000.  PENTICTON   BRANCH  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT���������Interest allowed on deposits of gl.OUuml upwards.  BANKING   BY MAIL  DopOhits may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Special attention given to this  elans of business.   :: -Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.  A General Banking Business Transacted.  J. M. CHRISTIE       - manager  A Branch of this Bank lias been Opened at Princeton.  ���������anmnn  Everything New and First-Class  Bar supplied with the Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, and Special  Attention   paid   to   the   Table.  Hedley  Livery,   Feed  and  Sale Stable  HEDLEY,  B.C.  Strictly First Class Service.  Special Attention given to  the Travelling Public.  Teaming of all kinds done.  Horses Bought and Sold.  W. F. REVELY,  Proprietor.  John Love  Wishes AH His  Customers  A Happy  New Year "'4  THE, HEDLEY/ GAZETTE, DECEMBER 28, 1905.  PROPERTY IN HEDLEY  Is A  Good,  Safe   Investment  HAfllAI/ *s *'no 'snPP'>' point for the Nickel Plate inoim-  ��������� ��������� VtllV,J taini on which is situated the famous "Nickel  Plato"���������tho richest- gold mine in Canada���������and many other  promising mines and prospects. It is the mining and business  ���������centre or* the  ...PRICE OF LOTS...  Similkameen  the new mining district which has already been proven, by a  small amount of development work, to be one of the richest  gold, copper and coal mining sections of  British Columbia.  HEDLEY is the chief 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 largo and important city, and town lots will bring  big returns tin money invested at the present time.  Scott Ave. (main st.) .-.'..   ; $400 to $600  Other Streets       $200 to $400.  ....TERMS...;  METEOROLOGICAL.  The following are the read  ings show-  ing  temperature,  etc.,  for  the week  ending December 23rd:  AT  THE JUNE.  Maximum  Minimum  17th  27  22  18  8J  26  19  27  19  20  27  19  21  25  16  22  ,28'      ..  9  23  30  19  AT  the arirx.  -    - ���������  1-3 Cash; balance in 3 and  6 months, with interest at  the rate of 6 per cent.  17th  ���������18  19  20  21  22  23  Maximum  ' 58  '    18  .  38  37  48   ���������  22  28   -  Minimum  30  30  20  20  10  10   , .  20  ose Who. Invest Now  tiretee a few.Lots before the KsSfway ������@mess=EEEE  To make good bread you-  must have good flour.  :If  you want the- best bread  you must use  the best  flour.  ���������  For F^oll SPartioLslars, TVleips Etc.,  ���������-.PIF������I=������JI^'V   TO ���������  L. W. SHATFORD,'  Secretary and flanager,  HEDLEY, B.C.  9.  a������  ckl 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  trong  ints  FIT WELL AND WEAR MELLOW  j"5^  GEO. KIRBY, Hanager.  First.  Class  in   Every  Respect.      Commercial  and  Milling  Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower. Similkameen Valleys.     Post House on Penticton-  Princ'eton   Staa'e  Line.  IF YOUR DEALER DOES NOT CARRY  "THE AJVIES HOLDEN SHOES" WRITE  US AND WE WILL TELL YOU WHO  The Ames Ilolden Co. of Montreal Ltd.  IS TJIK FINEST J'LOUR MADE.  You can always depend  on.it.    Use no other.   JT FOR SALE rv    ���������    SHftTFORDS, LIMITED  ���������nedley and Fairview   -  Try.  _������vwv\.\\\VVtKVb.  ma  CEYLON TEA.  Pure  and   Invigorating.  Largest Manufacturers- of Shoe* in Canada.  xakcovxku, n.c.  a Hm*m*v^<&xm*wnBPM9miminrm j  /  o     vox/ a  ��������� Fairview and Penticton  ���������ALSO���������  [Proprietors-FAIRVIEW    AND     PENTICTON  STAGE   LINE.  Good Horses and Rigs and Careful Drivers.  fledley .Meat Market..-  it) it) (1/ it; Hi Hi Hi id i j/ ii) iii Hi it/ id if/ itnft ifttft  THE UNDERSIGNED HAS.  OPENED THE BUTCHER  SHOP ON WEBSTER ST.,  \YlTH A-SUPPLY OF  CHOICE MEATS OF ALL  KINDS���������B R E P. M U TTON  AND PORK :: POULTRY  FOR THE HO Li DAY '  SEASON :: :: ::  h)i)\i})i)Vi) (s\ i)\ iff if) ifl /{VflV/} j ;j\ /ji7;ii iixiffifi  \AJ. J. /Vlomesiry  M. McAULEY,       -       -        Local rianagei-  For Sale or Rent.  Teams furnished to do freighting-, transferring and  general teaming, and good saddle  ESTABLISHED 1903  horses always on hand.  Fine .New  Covered  Stage  Carrying Royal Mail,  Passengers and Express to  Keremeos, Medley and Princeton  :0:-  jLmmfMm  Special Rigs for Travellers, and  Every Attention Paid to Wants  of the Public.    :        :        :        :  -������������������������������������  ., :���������-:0:-������������������   W. C WEIBY, Proprietor.  in  STOP AT  te.  TWEDDLE ������, REITH, Proprietors.  A STORK, fill .v ���������������> foot:   Intuition central���������cor-  ni!i-Scott Ave., ami White. St.. Hartley. H.C.  l-'oi- terms apply to  I!) If '     "������������������. i-'HA.SKR, HV.w.kv, H.C.  Ttie Pioneer Garrlaoe'  and  Repair shod  HEDLEY,  B. C.  Horse-Shoeing and all kinds  of Blncksmithing clone.    :   ;  Good Accommodation and Strict Attention to the  Wants of the Public.   Livery Barn in Connection.  GEO. fl, SPROULE,  Proprietor.

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