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L-V? *** .vSWr7t,m������&f''tf^ '���������'..'.-. THE HEDLEY GAZETTE,   DEC. 16, 1915  Come and let us help you prepare  for Xmas. We have a perfectly  fresh stock of Fruits, including:  Raisins, Currants, Dates, Figs, Jap  Oranges, Lemons and Bananas;  also all kinds of Nuts, both whole  and shelled. Fresh Chocolates���������  Paterson'iS!-^ Fry's and Mooney's���������  "the kinds you like/' in bulk and  fancy boxes at all prices.  Fresh Eastern Oysters Next Week  KEREMEOS  Mr. W. H. Armstrong of Vancouver spent a few days at his  home here last week.  Mr. T. W. Coleman motored  to Princeton on Thuisday returning home   Friday evening.  There will be   a. turkey shoot  in town on Saturday, Doc. 18th.  Mr. Tweddie, provincial assessor Avas a visitor to Keremeos  for a feAV days.  Mr.  J. J. Armstrong   was   a  ' *'        i  visitor to   Penticton on  Thursday going by way of Princeton.  Mr. W. M. Frith, Inspector of  Customs, was a visitor to Oroville on Friday going down by  special train.  D. J. Innis is busy hauling  lumber from Fairview with two  four-horse teams.  Miss Bessie Richter and Miss  Ruth London were passengers  out on the special train to Oroville on Friday to attend the  Hospital Ball.  P. J. McCurdy has a crew of  men building a bridge across  the river to Daley Island.  Mrs. E. M. Crooker of Similkameen spent Saturday and Sun-,  day the guest of -Mrs. E. Furgo.  Our barbershop is open once  again and H. Brewer, the barber has been kept very busy  the last week.  Mr. F. B. Gibson, our genial  postmaster returned home from  the prairie after being absent  for two months.  We are very, sorry,to report  that Mrs. Harold- Quant.iscon-  fhied to her home ,with a bad  attack of LaGrippe.  Faith, Fortune. 'A hearty invitation is extended to all. Preacher. R. G.Stewart.  Miss Cameron, after spending  a year with' friends and relative's on the prairie, is back'again  with her sister, Mrs. W. Cameron, to'spend .the winter.  A very pleasant surprise party was held at the home of Mr.  t  and Mrs. Aliss on Wednesday  evening, it being the anniversary of Mrs. Aliss' birthday.  ���������at the large number of  articles in our stock which'  would make suitable gifts:  Ilifles���������Knives ���������Cutlery;  besides household goods;  also Gramophones.  ��������� COME AND SEE ���������  Mrs. W. D.. Moore and child  of Douglas, Man. is here on a  visit with her:parents,' Mr. and  Mrs. J. J. Armstrong.  THE   HARDWARE  MAN  Miss Ramsey, our teacher  here and Miss I. Wood..of South  Keremeos school are leaving on  Saturday for Yancouver, where  they will spend their Christmas  holidays.  Mr. and Mrs, 0/Damel left on  Tuesdays train . for Spokane,  where they will spend a week.  Mr. O'Daniel being called there  on business connected with the  Great Northern Railway,  Mr. and Mrs. T.Dedey, Messrs  W. Daley, G. Cawstoh, D. Caw-  ston and Constable Bowen attended the Turkey shoot and  Dance at Fairview on Thursday. They found the road  over the summit in a very bad  condition.  H. Oag, of the Canadian Bank  of Commerce, left oh Wednesday to enlist for Overseas Service. Mr. Oag'has heen with us  for over a year and-he :"iyiil be  very~much missed by'his" many  friends.  Divine Service will be conducted on Sunday Dec. 19th.  Morning Service in the Church  at llo'clock Subject:���������The voice  of Jesus in the storm. Afternoon Service at Taylor Ranch  at 3 o'clock Subject:���������Care's  cure. Evening Service in the  church at 7.30 Subject:���������Failure,  A Christmas Tree Entertainment will be held in the Town  Hall on Friday evening by the  Sunday School!-.' The children  are having excellent drilling  which will no doubt make it a  great-success.'  * The Similkameen Womens  Institute acknowledge with  thanks the receipt of $2.65, from  Mr. R. J. Armstrong of Chopaka  for. The Red Cross Fund, they  also wish to thank him for his  former donation to this fund,  the proceeds of his raffle of the  pig at the W. I. sale at Keremeos B. C. last month. The  Womens Institute, is today  sending .$100.00, to the Canadian  Red Cross Society for the Prisoners of War Fund. - **  Christmas Tree Entertainment  ifelfc  KEREMEOS CENTER  Our stock is replete with  articles which would make  good and serviceable presents, and we have put the  prices where they are  within  the reach  of all.  Only Seven More snowing Days!  HOTEL   KEREMEOS  Opposite Station  :-33a������-*-:e ���������  Autos from all points  connect with this first-  class family hotel.  ;'" A /.choice' selection of.  Liquors and Cigars,  always on hand. '������������������"  Pool Ilooms and good  Sample Rooms.  MRS. n. F. KIRBY  ;,/.;,t^w^pROFRIET'RESSi ->*������������������������<���������r ':  The Similkameen Womens'  Institute held their monthly  meeting at the home of Mrs. E.  M. Daley on Thursday, Dec. 9.  All business for the year was  closed. -Of .the money that was  :.t(tken in7utf.the sale of work it  was decided by tit's"meeting to  send one hundred dollars to the  "Prisoner of War Fund." The  meeting was brought to a close  by singing God Save the King,  after which dainty refreshments  were served by the hostess.  The  annual  Christmas Tree  Entertainment of the Keremeos  Sunday School, will take place  in  the Town  Hall on    Friday  evening December 17th.  begin-  ing at eight o'clock.    An interesting and amusing    program  has been prepared by the Children and young  people.   With  so  much  distress in  the   land  this year,  it was thought  best  that    a    "Giving"     Chi-istmas  should take the place of the old  "Getting".  ,   Christmas.   There  Avill be the decorated troos and  the candy for the children as in  the past, but  there  will be  no  other presents.    Instead Santa  Claus   after   distributing    tho  candy will  receive  the  money  which has been taken in at the  door  as   well  as. the  personal  contributions  of the  children.  Tin's money will be sent off tho  next day  to Vancouver, whero,  through the agency of the Salvation Army, a number of children who would  not  otherwise  have   Christmas  cheer  will  be  given'a happy surprise.  All arc  invited to be present. .*  The young Folks' enjoyed a  few hours skating on the river  on Sunday afternoon. We hope!  that the rink will soon be ready  so that the hockey team might  get in practice and hold their ���������  second as they did last winter.  T*i 1 k about the Gazette. . Let us  send-a copy to your friends in the Old  Country.  j^Mtk  SO   YEAtJS  Lj'b'iS-itV.rf'a .          Send in your personal items to the  Society Editor and help to make the  ocal paper interesting.  SADDLES  HARNESS  MAKER  Buggy  Trimming   Done.  'Buggy 7Cushions  Made to Order.  Shoe Renalrisig  All kinds of Leather  Goods kept in- stock.  Traiae WI/'.hks  Ofeigks  Copyrights &c .  Anyone sending a sketch end description ma;  -ulckly ascertain 'our opinion free whether an  Invention is p-obably patentable. Communications strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents  sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.  Patents taken throiiBh Munn & Co. receive  special notice, without charge, intha  Scientific JhnericaiL-'  Abandsomely Illustrated weekly. J.nreost clr-  dilation of any scientific journal. Terns, JS3 a  rear; four months, 51. Soldbyall newsiloalere.  l^llNNSCQ.361Broad^NewYorff  Branch r>Klcf\ t>% V St.. Wasbinetnn D. C.  Where Are  Your Interests  If Are they in this com-,  munity ?  "il Arc they among the  people with whom you  associate ?  1" Are they with the  neighbors and friends  with whom you do busi-  business ?  If so, you wnnl to know what is hap  pening in this, community. You want  to know the going*, and co-nings of  the people with whom you associate,  the little new.-, items-of your neighbors  and friends��������� now, don't you?   ���������  That is wlui i this paper gives you  in every issue. It is printed for  that purpose. lb represents your  interests and thc interests of this  town. Is your name on our subscription lists'" If nob yoii owe ib  to--yourself--to' see that it is put  there.    To do so  Will be to  Your Interest  SING LEE  Laundry, Contracting of all  kinds, Ditch digging, Wood  Sawing, Clearing lana, Cooking and all kinds of Chinese  Labor.  Keremeos, B.C.  V)WA,'A������AnA'AWAWA'A,W  I The Central H  LESLIE HUTCHEON, Prop  ",." "B''7"C.'  x  H  K  x  x  x .  x  X  X  X  X  X  X'  *������  X  H  X  Special Attention to Tourists and Commercial Men.--  Large, airy and comfortable Rooms.-���������Headquarters for  all Stage Routes.��������� Livery Stable in Connection.���������Free  'Bus to and from all trains.  X  ���������X  X;  X  I  KEREMEOS CENTER  x  x  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  *  X  X  X  -*  %  %  X  X  X  X  ���������2  X  X  X  5  X  ���������:   British Columbia j  .*,uM  .1 AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  Volume XL     Number ^8,  HEDLEY, B.C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 191-5.  J. 00, In- Advance  Armstrong will have anewciby hall.  And, now  the   latesb   fad is   auklo  watche--.  Vancouver night schools have over  2000 pupils, -*   *  In New Brunswick ;'recruiting is  brisker than ever. "'.    . *;   ..  "  Dad Simpson would like to see a  shipyard at Victoria.  It. A. Fraser is the-'n'ew editor on  the K.-iinloops Standard.  The l.tdies of Boswell " are quite sic-'  tive in the work of the Red Cross.  A "Jumble" sale at Kelowna netted  the Hospital something over $400.  Five hundred people attended a  church bazaar held at The Pas recently.  Thei i: are 150 men employed at Waldo, B. 0., by the Ross-Saskatoon Lumber Co.  A Trail brewer met death by asphyxiation while working in one ot his  own Viits.  According to an officer of the healbh  depaitmeiit, Vancouver's mortality  rate is very low.  Foxes are in abunnance at The Pas  and on account of the shortage of rabbits wolves have become bold.  The B. C. Dairymen's Association  will hold its annual meeting at New  Westminster on Jan. 27 and 28, 1916  The employees of the Queen mine  have subscribed $100 a mouth to the  Salmo branch   of the Patriotic   Fund.  Incorporation notice of the "Creston  and District Women's Institute" appeared in the last issue,. *$the B.C.  Gazette.  New Westminster Operatic Society  are working on the production of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera "The  Mikado."  New Westminster has just dispatched four young men to McGill to join  the University Corps which is organizing at Montreal.  According to the Pas Herald the  country aboub Athapapuskow Lake  seems to be getting a lot of attention  from prospectors.  Summei-land is sending six more recruits to swell the number of the Canadian soldiers who are fighting for  Kingjmid Country.  Victoria is aboub to have a school  for instruction in the making of munition of war. The capital city is certainly a credit to the province.   ��������� ���������  The Democratic National Committee  have chosen President Wilson for re-  nomination. This certainly is wise iu  view of World-war conditions..  4    THE KALIEDOSCOPE   ������  Short, Pithy Paragraphs as  Recorded by'the  Papers of the West, Rehashed for Our Readers  New Westminster is engaged in a  jitney war.  They have a hockey league in the  Slocan country. _   -  Creston is debating the problem of a  high school building.  Children of Victoria have contributed over $1000 to the Red-Cross.  Knights of Pythias at Princeton  donated $30 to the Red Cross fund;  Creston is slated for a County Court,  to be presided over by Judge Forin, of  Nelson.  The first hockey game of the season  at Rossland will be played on New  Year's night.  Two more French-Canadian regiments will be organized in the Province of Quebec.  A three-year-old girl at Grand Foi ks  met death last week by falling into a  tub of boiling water.  Armstrong-Agricultural Association  will buy the local creamery and work  it on a co-operative plan.  Cuiling at Rossland will be a popular sport this winter. No less than 38  rinks have been organized.  At a recent meeting of the Nelson  Board of Trade the question of taxing  Doukhobot-s was seriously dismissed.;  The miners at the St. Eugene at  Moyie, gave $56 towards the patriotic  fund during November.  It is estimated by the yard master at  Sirdar, that the C. P. R. is handling  ten times as much freight through  that transfer point than they did last  year.  Eighteen of the Czar's subjects left  their jobs on the H. B. railway, near  The Pas, Manitoba, and are now on  the way to join the colors and do their  bit against the hated Teuton.  Raising of cattle at Kaslo is on the  increase.  The Pas. Manitoba, has sent 200 men  to the front besides 50 Italians and 350  Russians,  There are between 10 and 50 men at  work at Grand Forks installing the  evaporator.  Kelowna has sent over 500 men to  the front, this is about one-sixth of  her population.  Among the curlers of Phoenix we  nee the name of the versalils- editor oi  die Pioneer, who "skips," one of the  sixteen rinks. If Brother Kay "skips."  as well as he ''pencil pushes", his i'ink  will be at the top all the time.  Judge J. R. Brown of Grand Fork*  recently held a session of the county  ouurt at Penticton. He was given addresses of welcome by Magistrate  Guernsey and Mr. N. F. Turn bridge  senior member of the legal profession  m Penticton.  According lo The Ledge, the Copper  ���������Star mine, 17 miles from Merritt, is  snipping ore to the Greenwood siuei-  tei'. Four sets of four are hauling Lhe  ore to the station at Merritt, aim  from that town it is shipped by the Iv.  V. R. to Greenwood.  ry  Entertaining Letter Home  The editor of the Grand Forks Sun  "got out" an edition "while in a ball-  dead condition" the result of la grippe.  For a semi-corpse he managed to sup  one over on Col. Lowery," huwevei,  and all those machine-owned papers  ot* the pi evince. Those left hand  siaps from The Sun are not to 'je des-  pised.  lo Avow lire Danger^  ana Have a ws ircD  Miss A. Innis of Keremeos received  a letter from H. C. N. Etches staling  lie saw both her brothers Bob and Ll ill  who are also in the ircuches.  Somewhere in France, Nov. 19, 1915,  Dear Annie:  The weather was too bad for any  iii.ul lu get to the line, Out on coining  oub received your letter. How we do  ii)ok for our Canadian mail. Biuy  opied your brother Bob pasoing last  .nyhl with Uie Royal Canadian ftilles,  wieu laLer on in tne evening lie came  over Lo see us and stayed a couple ui  uuurs. We were ct-rtaiuiy glad to sec-  iiim, he is looking Hue and gelling tat.  ijllly and 1 were- Uguring ail day, now  we cuiiid gel a past, and go out to st-c  some of the (J. M. R. boys, just auoui  biireu o'clock���������winie in our mile com  uug-uiit, we heard a voice say ���������  ���������'vVhere does .billy Hope stay?" j.  looked oub and here were Mr. Brown  ���������mil Chailie Armstrong, another gouu  jg NEWS NOTES OF THE  I     WAR, FROM EXCHANGES  One of tho slogans in Great Britain  is "Save and Serve." Its counterpart  in Germany appears to be. "Slave and  Starve"���������Daily News.  The Labor party in South Africa attributes its poor showing in the recent  elections to the fact lhatso many miners were in khaki.���������Halifax Herald.  Fifiteen of the New Denver boys at  lhe-front will receive Christmas parcels sent by the Ladies' Patriotic Society of that euergelic little burg.  The Victorian says that the lumber  industry in the Kootenays is on the  upward trend. Twelve of the mills in  that couulry will be busy this winter.  A Grand Forks man has bagged  three deer in one day, this is the limit  of the seasons catch as far as he is  concerned and he may as well hang  the rifle up over the kitchen door.  Grand Forks is installing an evaporating plant. Her citizens are to be  congratulated on the enterprise which  takes hold of all resorces and turns  them to marketable commodities,  Burnaby council will appropriate an  extra $1000 in order to employ heads  of families in the two weeks preceed-  ing Christmas. This seems to have  the right ring for a Christmas announcement.  No wedding bells have rung in the  bailiwick of Bro. Hayes for five long  months and on the same page of the  Review appears an ad exclaiming in  36 pt. Caslon, "Tempus Fugil".  Britain now has a small army ol  shell girls, engaged in the manufacture  of the amuuition which is used to hold  back the Teutonic invaders. At Birmingham one shop employs 2000.  An Ottawa despatch states that the  eyesight test will be reduced. It is  claimed thousands of men in Canada  were refused because of slight defects  in eyesight. They will now be eligible.  ' The Trail News has changed hands.  W. B. Willeox is to be the new man  to stter its destinies. "We congratulate him for his shrewdness in picking  a winner and wish him abundant success.  Over at Waneta, the Pend d' Oreille  Farmers Institute with $100 in the  ti'easury, decided to give two-thirds  to patriotic and Red Cross purposes.  That sounds like a good brand of patriotism.  Craiibrook enlisted 41 recruits in ten  days for the 102nd Overseas Battalion,  vVilh the record Craiibrook has already made in the matter of sending  recruits to the war, this is a very fine  showing.  Cliilliwack is to have a 9 o'clock Curfew law. Victoria should experiment  with a twelve o'clock Curfew law. It  would get some of the young ones  home iu time to build a fire for breakfast.��������� Victorian.  Nakusp Board of Trade held a special meeting to protest against the reduction in service on the Arrow Lakes  They have figures to prove an absolute loss through the curtailment of  transportation facilities.  At the approach of the Christmas  season a word of warning may be given iu regard to the hazards of Christmas decorations and entertainments.  . It is customary to decorate homes,  storfes, churches and schools. Decorations take tire readily and spread tire  rapidly. The dangers can be avoideu  oy carefulness in the selection and'arrangement of material, and by watch-  fulntsss. Carelessness may cause loss  of life as well as of property.  IT IS CARELESS���������  To tamper with electric wiring to  produce displays.   '  To hang inflammable material where  it touches or n'l'iy be pushed or  blown against stove-pipes, -steam-  pipes, lamps, gas or electric lights.  To allow the inexperienced and  thoughtless to do the decuraling.  To allow paper anil rubbish to accumulate owing to pressure of business.  To allow smoking where there are  flimsy decorations.  CHRISTMAS TREES:  Don't put cotton beneath the tree to  represent snow. Use mineral wool  or asbestos.  Don't use celluloid ornaments in  decorating.  Don't allow children to light candles  on a tree, or touch the tree. Clothing is frequently set on lire by  permitting this.  Dou't leave matches where children  ' can get them and undertake to  light candles.  Don't remove gifts from the tiee  while the candles are lighted. It  is  safer not  to  put gifts on  the  ' tree. Watch the tiee. Be piepared  for emergencies."'  PORK FOR SALE  First class grain fed pork on the  Similkameen for lie and to any station  on tho Okanagan, Kettle or Kootenay  Rivers for 16c. On every order of 100  pounds or more I will put lcent per  pound in the Red Cross fund, ������c hi the  town where the order is takij-n and -{,-c  in Keiemeos.  R. J. ARMSTRONG, Chopnka.  .-.urpiise.     We  all    went down   lo Set.  jjoti liugg,   Air. Jtjrown   and   Charlie  ���������lad to  leave soon so  we walked down  (jHi-t way   to tneir camp   with   them.  <Jn the way uown   we took litem lu Lo  see Bob (.your brother) it was a legii'ai-  reunion.    Tout   .bob where   ho  woiuu  aee Hill as   the trenches   were beyonu  ueseripUun.    Boos platoon   was taken  in the front line next to ours but we oi  course duui'L   know   until he   lold its.  xie said   Lhe lir.it 'Si   hours   he put   in  cuere, he   thought   the toughest   yet.  We wore   in live days   then   biought  jjoOs hunch   in lor one day   lo get accustomed to   the  trenclie->,    a nard initiation   lor new troops.    Bui   such is  lite here, we   laugh and  joke through  it all for we are here to do our nan for  A\.nig and country and we tire going to  do our best. The Colonel came through  our lines   and said   as he   passed   us:  ���������That's   right boys'   slick   toil."    l'h  tell you what 1 think of you all when  vve come out."    So today   he is  goihy  lo give   us a-talk'.    The air   is full   of  oiieils; two   badly wounded last night,  Fred Atkinson  and Frank Price. Ten  itobt.    as   he   knew    both   Lhe   boys.  Mother   sent me a   dandy  parcel so  .billy and  1 had   a  hue feed since receiving it.  Tf 1 pull   through a   while  lunger will get a pass and go home fur  a few days.  " VV hen the war i.s over"'this the liie  life then laugh.  Last night the Germans, over some  oig shells and the third one got four ol  our boys. 'We' get, 1 believe tlnee or  iuttr Gentians to every uiic of us lhey  get, bill nevertheless we go down one  oy one and many an old face is missed.  The 5th and 7lh B. C. Battalions did a  nice thing the oilier night. The Germans had been bothering llieiilrench-  es and getting quite a few men. They  started across, gut through into their'  trench taking 12 prisoners, pulling  forty or Mt'ty out of action, it was all  done so quicklv, lhe Germans threw  up their distress signals and their  reinforcement came up bombarding  their own trenches lieiciy, but outbids were safely back and only lost  ono man. Word came that a German  aeroplane landed behind our trench  by mistake but we have him now.  Just culled lo help at the Battalion  Post Olliee, regular man away for  awhile.  Seems good to read the Hedley Gazette again. Good-bye and best regards to all.  HARRY  "We always take a gloomy joy in  self-depreciation," says Mr. Balfour of  the English people. But if any foreigner should daie to affirmatively,  echo our criticism���������My word!���������Montreal Star.  breath. A fiction writer, who , would  invent such an incident would be accused of overdoing his work;���������Colonist  It is with deep regret we announce  the passing in action on the field of  battle in Galiipoli of Lieut. Frank Coffee, of the Australian Expeditionary  Force, a late editor of the Nicola Valley News, and one of the best known  aud capable newspapermen iu B. C.���������  Nicola Valley News.  Canadian aud Australian soldiers  with a spriukling of British Territorials broke up a meeting last week in  London, of the "Union of Democratic  Control"' aud turned the gathering into a recruiting meeting. They drove  the speakers from the platform and  passed a resolution that"- there must be  no peace till Germany was properly  whipped.���������Victorian  The ladies of Nicola recently despatched to .the front a number of attractive parcels containing Christmas  gifts for Nicola soldiers at the front.  The parcels contain articles that  should prove both "remindful" and  comforting to the boys of Nicola who,  in the words of a Ideal" patriot:-"have  their backs to Belgium and their rifles  turned towards Berlin."���������Nicola Valley News."  The Serbian Spirit  ., ��������� <���������������������������  The spirit of the   Serbian   people is'  shown in this letter from Monastir   to  a friend in London:���������  "We are going now through the  most sublime moment in our Serbian  history, Encircled by- her enemies  and traitors, Serbia is cheerfully fight-  i  ing. Not one of us is tired, nobody  fearful, nobody pessimistic.  "Amongst our soldiers there is now  going on a real competition who will  die more beautifully. Come down to  us; that is a great day, which never  repeats m history, King Peter is resolute to die with us. He said that,  and his word produced a frantic en-  thsiasm even for death. He is a saint  indeed, like our King Lazare, who died  on the field of Kosovo.  "This is probably my last letter to  you. Tonight I am going towards the  Bulgarian frontier. Be sure I am as  joyful as if I am going to a wedding.  The only regret that fills my heart is  that you cannot die so beautiful a  death. Adio, my friend, I am going  to a true life. Serbia cannot be lost!  Be so kind and tell that to the whole  civilized world where you are living.  Adio!"���������Province.  Came 8,000 Miles to Enlist  Son Also Wants to Join  Mr. Ford's party is unanimous  against the Presidents message, which  was delivered as soon as Mr. Ford's  back ,was turned. Instead of sending  wireless messages forward the peace  party is now sending wireless protests  back home. Perhaps if;'the Oscar II  would come back Mr. Ford would  come .-back Mr. Ford might get the  President out of his trenches by  Christmas.���������News-Advertiser.  When King George was hurt in,  France some weeks ago he was taken  to hospital in a motor ambulance  which was the gift of 'women of  Btirmah, India. In the hospital he  was attended by an English nursing  sister and on the trip across the Channel to Buckingham Palace. His  Majesty was looked after by a Canadian nurse. Three cheers for the  Empire. ���������Province.  Do you Christmas shopping early.  Read all the ads.  Come in ami see the samples of  Christmas greeting cards. We have  the veryi latest and piotticst styles.  We will -pihit your name and greeting  and give vou an envelope with each  card. Prices to suit your pocket.  Hedley Gazette,  No fewer than 25,000 women are  working on the railroads of France,  according to the Railroad Age Gazette.  In an article under the title "The  Efficiency of French Women as Railroad Workers," the women of France  are praised for their adaptability to  all sorts of employment. The assertion is made that but tor the women  it would have been impossible to keep  the French munition factories going  at the present high   speed.���������Province.  A very touching story comes from  Malta. Miss Alway, of Toronto, is a  nurse on a hospital ship. She was told  there was a patient of the same name  as her own, belonging to an Australian  corps. She hurried to his bedside to  find that he was her brother whom  she had not seen for seven years. She  only had time to tell him who she was  aud kiss him when he passed away,  uttering   her    name   with    his  last  After passing through many perils  on an S000 mile journey to enlist for  overseas service, Major S. A. Huntington was recently appointed to the 72nd  Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, being raised at Vancouver, B. C. and has  returned to take up his duties.  Major Huntington came from the  uppermost corner of Alaska, crossing  the Naziua glacier with dog teams in  record time. He was engaged as secre-  tar-y-to-the-late Henry Bratapbeiv the  famous consulting mining engineer of  the North, who represents the Gug-  genheims of the United States and the  Rothchilds of England. The famous -  engineer was ill, and when Huntington signified his intention of enlisting,  his superior requested the secretary to  bring him out.  The trip was successfully made, although five other boats that started  before and after the party, were crushed in the ice floes, and their occupants,  two women, and eight or ten men,  were drowned.  SON WANTS TO SERVE TOO  Eager to secure a place in the Canadian overseas forces. E. F. Huntington  a son of Major Huntington,  sergeant  in the   Washington National   Guards  and revolver shot champion, left Taco-  ma yesterday for Vancouver where it  is understood he hopes to enlist in the  same regiment  as his father.    Young  Huntington   has secured   leave of absence from his ttoops in Tacoma with  which he  has been associated   for sis  years.   Last year he . won the ttate individual i evolver shoot and two years  Rgo   the Mark   Davis trophy   for the  bestgeneral efficiency.   He is regarded as one of the brightest citizen-soldiers   of Tacoma.    Although   born.in  Canada he is a   naturalized American  citizen. His father, Major Huntington,  was formerly assistant secretary of the  Tacoma Chamber of Commerce.���������Province.  ' Fifty-two miners from Vancouver  Island have been sent to the mines lit  prow's  Nest where work,  haa  been  [rand for them. THE HEDIEY GAZETTE, DEC. 16, 1915  mm  and  Similkameen Advertiser.  Subscriptions In Advance  Per Year .'..' $2-00  "   (United States) .....2.50  Advertising Rates  Measurement, l'i lines to tho inch.   ;  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding one  inch, 81.00 for one insertion, 25 cents, for  each subsequent insertion. Over one inch,  10 cents por lino for ilrst insertion and 5  cents per lino for each subsequent insertion.  Transients payable in advance. .  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month  . ������1.25; over 1 inch and up to 1 inches, Sl.00  " per inch per month. To constant advertisers  taking larger space than four inches, on  application, rates will bo given of minced  charges, based on size of space and length  of timo.   ..���������''.' '  Certificate of Improvements ��������� ��������� .S10.00  "', (Whoro more than one claim appears  in notice, 52.50 for each additional  claim.) .  A. B. S. STANLEY. Editor  Our Christmas  We take pleasure- in presenting this.'week-, our first Annual Christinas, number.  One of the  objects we had  in view is  to make this number, a   link in   the   chain  of  "Buy at Home"  and  "Made  in Canada"  articles which we  wish  to present   to our readers as the weeks  roll on. The  force* of  the   argument  this  week is in the advertising columns, which  are replete with  reasons 'why. you  should not  send    away   and   why.  you  should Buy at Home.  ���������  Although the business conditions   are not. all that   we  would   like  in . presenting���������; a  venture   of    this   kind,/ we  thought to   impress upon the  public  our   sincerity   in this  "Buy at   home". campaign by  putting out  this special number even at a loss to ourselves.  If it   meets with   your approval tell your friends, if not  tell the editor.  the report was made before the  Albertalaw (?) became effective.  What then is the conclusion ?  In bur opinion the conclusion is  that although public sentiment  throughout Canada is gradually working towards reform and  retrenchment in the use of liquor, there still are a great many  people who desire the -right'to  use it when and how they so  desire.' Are they not entitled  to be heard ?'.'������������������  Ottawa, Dec. 4.���������That the per  capita  consumption   of  spirits  has fallen to a lower level than  iu any  period   during  the last  five years is shown  by the  annual report of the  department  of inland revenue.    It indicates  that Canadians   per head  consumed .872 gallons, as compared'  with "1.061 ��������� the   year  previous.,  Of beer, 6.071 gallons per capita,  were   consumed,   its    compared  with 7.200 in 19M, and of wines,  .084. as compared with .124 gallons..   Of tobacco, .3.4-27. pounds,  were consumed per head;or- less  than in 1914,   when the average  was 3.711 pounds'.'  Winston Churchill-  Prohibition  The following despatch taken  from an exchange, is certainly  suggestive at the present time.  It suggests first that the forces of prohibition are barking  up the wrong tree.  It suggests, second, that the  argument of Sir Richard McBride w.as largely correct and  very reasonable when he stated that he did not think the  time opportune to push on the  province a vote on this question.  It suggests, third, that the  charge is false which claims  that the men at the front are  the men who have been the  mainstay of the liquor business  and the returns will show that  the decrease is not in propor-  tion to the decrease in population on ' account of the  men      going    to     the    front.  We       are       prepared      to  meet the  advocates of prohibition on this phase of the question.    They    cannot   raise  the  argument that the physique of  the men has  been  affected by  the use of liquor, because  only  the very fittest  of the. physically fit men of   the country have  been   accepted.    Then  the conclusion is that the men at home  are those  who are responsible  for the  consumption  of liquor.  The report shows  that of then-  own accord they have reduced  the    amount   they  have    used  quite considerably.    ���������'  The abortive form of prohibition as inflicted upon the people!  The British love of fair play  is proverbial but nowhere more  apparent than iu the attitude  of the press.  The man who today meets  with their disapproval, tomorrow does something which' appeals to their sense of right or  of honor and immediately the  love of fair play manifests itself in the change of their attitude towards him. A case in  point is that of Winston Churchill, who resigned from the  cabinet. The papers handled  him somewhat roughly at first,  but when it became known that  with true British manhood, he  had immediately* gone to the  front to assume his share of the  dirty work, they change their  attitude and as Churchill, the  soldier, he is a greater man  than as Churchill, the politician.  The following editorial note  from the Colonist justifies these  poor remarks of ours:  "It is reported that Major  Winston Churchill is to be  made a brigadier-general. He  has assumed the ordinary duties of his rank without any allowance being made for the  fact that a few months ago he  was Ruler of the King's Navee.  From a comfortable office in the  Admirality to a damp, dark  dug-out in a dirty trench was  what might be called "some  change" and then some but  Major Churchill accepted it like  a "little man".  Let us say what our big contemporary overlooked, namely,  as long as British statesman  are made of the stuff that Winston Churchill is made of, British soldiers Avill be invincible in  the field. The men whom Brig.  General Churchill leads will follow him with swelling hearts  and proud because he resigned  from a position of comparative  ease and safety and took up his  share of tho danger at the  front.  them'for-some time to come.  His attitude is one that all  Canada  admires.  Addressing the Young Lib-  eral Club in Montreal-'the other  day Sir Wilfrid vol. ol a strong  belief in the righteousness of  the British cause,, in the great  war and an eqxially strong  opinion in its ultimate outcome.  He took occasion, incidentally,  to give tho Nationalist a rap,  saying: "Any man who 'would  not defend his own soil would  be worthy of the indignation of  everyone."  Touching federal  issues,    he  said:  "You have heard in Montreal  the question: 'Why have the  Liberals not fought the govern-,  ment?' W h y? Becau se I tun th e  chief of the Liberal party and  because as long as I have the  honor of presiding ''over the'  destinies the Liberal parly it  will' not triumph by, taking  advantage of the situation at  present existing." '���������-.,.  Those sentiments are worthy  of the great statesman who  uttered them. They will be  published from the Atlantic to  the Pacific and where true men  think they will work out their  guerdon to the undying honor  of the man who gave then! utterance.  What a, contrast to the heelers who Avould like to add to  the complexity of the situation  by, thrusting upon us an election with its uncertainties and  its' upset.  emancipation, of.. millions to  whom the Pope's word was  more than the call of duty or  honor or anything else. There  is hope for the world if this  accomplishment is to be added  to the other benefits received  as a, result of this terrible   war.  Editorial Quotations  Church Union has obtained  no majority in that great Presbyterian centre, the Presbytery  of Toronto. The Presbyterian  vote in that field is nearly a tie.  -���������News-Advertiser.  Don't SendMleu in a Letter  \^/HEN you send:subscriptions to magazines, or order  : * T goods out pf>tpwn, or pay small accounts at a distance, do not place'the actual cash in the envelope. Thousands of dollars are lost-every-year through .-fire,-robbery  or mis-direction. Use the Bank Money Orders, issued by  this bank. They are payable in Canada and the United  States in any sum up to fifty dollars.  Their protection is well worth their small cost. .58  Every man who is in position  to judge, is emphatic in the  opinion that British Columbia  will be an harvest field for opportunities when Limes turn  again to"tho normal.���������Victorian.  78 Years in Business.  Hedley Branch  Capital and Surplus $7,884,000. ...  C. P. DALTON, Manager  The action of Oliver Asselin,  Quebec Nationalist and editor,  in agreeing to organize a regiment for overseas service is a  striking contast to the poltroonery of Lavergne and Bou  ra'ssa.-���������Province.  It is evident that Moses B.  Cotsworth is not the Moses who  is destined to lead the Lower  Mainland Ministerial association out of the wilderness, nor  the Grits into the land that flows  with milk and honey.���������Slocan  Record.  You  Men   Who  You're Underpaid  1   ������  III  ink  Don't "cuss"  it on the boss,  is that t'  The Gazette   was  somewhat  seriously taken to task   by  the  editor of the Star,   because  we  inadvertently referred in   jocular   terms   to   the   winter    at  Princeton,    Everybody   knows  it   is   no   joke   and    therefore  should not be treated as   such.  Star evidently, in the  hurry  of  "settling down" to housekeeping  only gave the item in   question  a very cursory reading,   or   he  would have seen that the reference was tp the   praise   of   the  climate   of   the    Similkameen.  And we ask when did   not   the  Star regard the   coal   town   as  the very center of the  Similkameen?    When. Star   refers   tp  "Hole-in-the-wall", "Snakeville,"  etc., we will have to ask for an  interpreter, Star's seniority   in  B. C. journalism gives him   the  advantage, we know not   what  he means.  In eight months Dominion  revenue under the war budget  has increased by $14,000,000 and  expenditures have deceased  $13,000,000. The      financial  policy of the government, introduced during the early months  of the war, is justifying itself  and confounding those who  criticized it in the house of  commons.;���������Daily News.  your luck because your pay i.s small.    Don't blame  Don't think that (he reason others ���������.;(.������t   more pay  "iiey liave more "pull" because it isn't so!  The men who get big pay are those who are trained to do  work that is worth it. You have no special training, and you  have to do work that any man with two hands can do; therefore  your pay is small���������and you, only, are to blame.  YOU can earn more���������YOU can work with your  head   instead  of your hands���������YOU can give orders  instead   ot   taking   them  No matter what you do, where you live, or how old you tire,  the  International Correspondence Schools can come to you and train  you for a better job.  Every year moro than five thousand persons take thc trouble to write to the  I. C. S. tli.it their salaries have been ineie.-isi'd through this training. These  who i'cpoi-t iii-e'hut a handful���������tens of thou.-auds of others are bineh'lcd.  For 24 years the I. O. S. have been training men having no education other  than ability to read and write, no more time than the odds aiid ends so commonly wasted, and no more money than the little that could be. saved out of  small wages.  If you want to be a high-salaried man���������to be somebody���������prove your ambition,  Mark the Coupon  and  Mail it Now  The Colonist says, the Postmaster-Gen- thinks of issuing  a three-cent stamp. Better do  it without thinking any more  about it. When the war tax  on letters wras imposed there  was a general idea that some  track ought to be kept of what  it realized, but time has shown  that to be unnecessary. Give  us a three-cent stamp and save  one lick of the tongue for each  letter.  Complete Mining Engineering  Fire Boss  Metal Mining  Metal Prospector  Complete Metallurgy  Hydrometallurgy  Milling  Complete Coal Mining  Complete Civil Engineer'g  Surveying and Mapping  Bridge Engineering  Structural Engineering  Concrete Construction  Architecture  Automobile Running  Chemistry  Commercial  Drawing  Electrical  Mechanical .  Steam  Marine and  Refrigeration Engineering  French,   Spanish and  Italian taught hy  Phonograph  INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS, Scranton, Pa.  Please inform me how I can gain a money-earning knowledge of the subject marked X, or named below, and send me catalogue containing description  of course and letters from successful students.  The Penticton Herald in its  issue of December 2nd had a  three-page ad from one firm  and one page from another.  This shows tho confidence  Penticton men place in their  paper and is a tribnte to the  efficiency of its management.  May its shadow never grow  less.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier  We take this opportunity to  congratulate Brother Fred  Smyth, of the Star, and Mrs.  Rena Bradbury, on their recent  marriage and hope that as the  years record each volume of  their lives, their columns may  be filled with double-leaded  prosperity and happiness.  The Cheering word comes  from Spokane, says the West  Summerland correspondent of  the Pentiction Herald, that  Summerland apples have again  cleaned up most of the prizes  offered at the great apple show  there. In packing as well as in  the quality of the fruit the district distinguished itself. A  few more years of this high  grade of production and the  valley will come into their own  in the world's fruit markets.���������  Victorian.  Name   '........Address.    Age.... ..Occupation Employed by   Course Wanted (if not given above)   Remarks -.   RALPH KENDALL, Agent  Box 598, KELOWNA, B. C.  Greetin  We have just received complete now samples  of this  season's Greeting Cards.    The assortment is large and prices  will suit any pocket.   Leave  orders early so as  to  catch  the Old Country Mails with  Hedley Gazette  A great man is greatest in  emergency. Sir Wilfrid Laurier, leader of the Liberals, has  never been a greater power for  the good of Canada than he   is  of Alberta cannot receive any today, when, as far as his party  credit for this decrease, because] is concerned, there is no hope for J leading   as   it   ought,   to  Pope Benedict complains that  the restrictions placed upon  him by the war deprive, him of  the liberty necessary to the  government of the church.  The world at large ought to  receive this news with rejoicing,  the  Widely divergent lines in all  sections reflect a sustained  growth in business movements  and volumes. Manufacturing  operations still broaden, with  overtime in force in many  instances, while retail distribution steadily enlarges under the  stimulus of increased pay rolls  and continued low temperatures. As the season advances,  holiday goods become a more  conspicuous feature and there  is every indication that results  in this particular branch will  prove exceptionally gratifying.  With money circulating more  freely, collections show further  improvement and the commercial mortality diminishes fewer  failures occurring this month  than in October.���������Dun's Review.  A British Answer  Papers have been published  proving, if they be genuine, the  extraordinary attempts made  in Germany to induce Irish  prisoner of war to form an Irish  brigade in order to fight against  England and "liberate" Ireland.  The help of Sir Roger Casement and an American priest  was called in. There is nothing  suprising in this, but the splendid answer of the Irish soldiers,  is worthy of the traditions and  the real patriotism of their race.  A letter to the Emperor drawn  up by the N. C. O.'s acknowleges  the exceptional ti'eatment given  to the   Irish   prisoners���������better  food and less work than for-the  other prisoners���������but   begs   the  Emperor   to   withdraw   these  concessions unless they can be  extended to the.pther prisoners.  "In   addition   to   being     Irish  Catholics," say the   signatories,  "we have the honor to  be   Bri  tish    soldiers."     The    answer  would appear to   be   the   true  solution of the   Irish   problem,  and it is entitled to the careful  attention of all   propagandists.  The Emperor must   have   been  somewhat taken aback by   the  answer to his e.ndeavors.���������Province, t  THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, DEC. 16. 1915  AN  EPITQpE OF" MINING NEWS  Being a Series of Short Reviews Culled From Many of the. Leading Mining  Exchanges of the Westr Name of Which Appears at Head of Each Series  (From Mining and Scientific Press)'  The d'scovery of asbestos in Arizona has created interest; it is of good  quality with a long fibre, being found  near Glebe and in the Grand Canyon.  One of the largest blocks of claims  was transferred recently.  The cost of producing an ounce of  gold at well-known gold mines is  given ai follows: Alaska Treadwell  $11.85, North Star $11.08, Yuba dredge  '$6.26, Camp Bird $7.65, Portland  $15.94,    Homestake   $13.72,   Goldfield  The population is 3,000,000, of which.  73,000 is in Caracas, the capital. For  twenty years a direct line of American  steamers has run regularly between  the United States and Venezuela, and  this line has a mall contract with the  post office department, yet the steamers are said to bo slower and inferior  to those of the French and Royal  Steam Packet lines between Venezuela and Europe. The monetary system  is on a sound gold basis and no po*  per money is used as legal tender. All  interest on the public debt has been  an assay made in the provincial mineralogist's office gave 237 ounces silver, 2 per cent, copper and a trace in  gold.  At the Star mine, Sandon, ore is being stoped from a five-foot vein on tho  9 level. This is the vein they have  been drifting* for for some time.  Owing to shortage of water thc Galena Farm concentrator is only rim  ning one shift daily. A gasoline engine will be installed as an auxiliary  paid promptly during the trying time power.  is cheering enough to feel mighty  good oyer, and sufficient to give, the  property a great value;      -  Manager McChesney and Superin-  tendent^Boyd are'..to be congratulated  upon~rat7 last .demonstrating .the continuity of ledges in this country. They  have carried on mining along systematic lines followed in districts where  mining has been made profitable, and  it is the first instance where a mining company operating in northern  Okanagan county has kept right on in  the face of all obstacles and carried  out the object for which work was originally inaugurated. Without the old  Ivanhoe ledge tho proposition was a  success in tho matter of uncovering  well mineralized leads, hut the finding  of the chief ledge makes the Ivanhoe  a mine in fact as well as in name.  The strike will be of inestimable  benefit to this upper country. It proves  that the mineral is in the mountains  if those who hold claims with favorable surface indications will only go  after the ore ni the righ way. Jf thc  Ivanhoe makes a producer, and there  now seems to be no doubt on chat  score, there is bound to be a great  revival of mining in this vicinity, and  a revhal of investigation will make  more mines. .Moreover, the making of  a few producing mines will do more  to building up this part or Okanogan  county, and especially Oroville, than  the successful promotion of any other  single industry.  Short Review of Origin of the  Now Famous Nickel Plate "Mine  By The General Superintendent  Aa Appeal for Promotion of  the EsoriorniGs of ������oa! Milling  Hedley, B. C, Showing Reduction Plant and Part of Nickel Plate Mountain  Consolidated $11.93, East Rand Proprietary $13.41, Mysore $8.39, Sons of  Gwalia $14.84, "VVaihi $12.20, Yukon  Gold (Dawson dredging) $9.76. The  figures do not include any amortization, nor interest on principal, and are  not all for the same financial year.  Taking the population of the world  at 1,732,000,000, the average use of  copper per capita per year is 1.3 lb.  Europe is using an average, of 3.2 lb.,  United States 7.7 lb., North America  6.2 lb., while Africa, Australia and  Asia combined use only about 0.008  lb. per capita per year.  of the war. For the fiscal year 1913-14  the United States was the largest customer of Venezuela, and also supplied  a larger share of the imports than  -any other country.  A tube-mill and cyanide plant are  being erected at the Relief mine near  Erie, at a cost of over $20,000. A. D.  Westby,- the manager, states that the  10-stamp mill recovered 65 per cent,  and 90 per cent, is expected from the  new equipment. About $100,000 of old  tailings is to be treated.  -y During,'th^e ten rhonths ended October."'the Trail -smelter has received  '599,070 tons of ore, against 325,631  tons in 1914. The Rossland district is  responsible for most of the gain, while  Nelson, Slocan, Ainsworth and East  Kootenai show decreases. Work on the  new electrolytic zinc plant at the  Trail smelter is being hurried. Current for the plant will be supplied  from tho Bonnington Falls station at  the West Kootenai Power & Light Co.  It is estimated that the energy required will be from 8000 to 9000 horsepower. ,  Names of many minerals have the  termination "ite," and a correspondent wishes to know its meaning. According to Dana the ending "ite" or  "itis" (the original of "ite") was used,  according to system, among the Greeks  and adopted from them by the Romans for the names of stones, it being one of the regular Greek suffixes.  It was added (as "ite" at the present  day) to the word signifying quality,  constituent, use or locality of the  stone. In 1783 Werner introduced personal names into mineralogy; these  also have the suffix "ite."  (From the Phoenix Pioneer.)  A pessimist is an optimist gone to  seed. The general run of mining camp  humanity will tell you, with painstaking and profane elaboration, that the  so-called "mining expert," the man  ���������who gives a mining district the once  or twice over and a technical report,  is a pessimistic concentrate ��������� whatever that is. He may be all of that,  and more. Far be it from us to express an opinion at variance with  such a time-honored conviction. But  if he be this "pessimistic concentrate," this cyanide sour ball of geological intelligence they would have us  believe, why, then is it, that in British Columbia he is not running true  to form? For of the many mining engineers who have of late subjected the  province to the acid test of an.expert  examination, we have yet to hear of  one who has turned it down. In fact  most of them are decidedly optimis-  tice regarding its future.  (From thc Slocan Record.)  Last week Thos. Avison and .1. H.  Cory finished rawhiding the season's  output of SO tons from the Idaho to  Alamo siding. Louis Scaia will continue work all winter at the mine.  re  nstration of ivaon  Vein at Depth, far-ReaeliinQ  Benefit to Upper Country  (From Oroville Gazette)  After long and anxious waiting for  an opportunity to make the announcement the Gazette is at last able to report that the Ivanhoe ore has been encountered in the big tunnel at the  Ivanhoe mine, the goal".that the management has been steadily working to  reach for two years.  The extent of the ledge is not  known at this writing, but the important fact that the Ivanhoe ore has been  cut proves that the ledges on Palmer  and Ellemeham mountains go down to  depth and that is what no operator in  the past has gone far enough to determine. Several ledges and stringers  have been encountered in driving the  tunnel, but the quartz was altogether  different from that taken from the  shaft on the Ivanhoe lead years ago,  Editor of Tho Hedley Gazette,  Hedley, B. C.  Dear Sir,���������Answering your numerous requests for a contribution to the  mining column of your paper, I will  say that I have never aspired to Journalistic eminence, and after a perusal  of the following, tho reason will be  obvious.  One must bo at a great disadvantage  indeed,  who  cannot find some interesting subject to  talk of, in Hedley.  Hero we are, surrounded by gigantic  mountains, with only an outlet through  the Similkameen valley.      This, as is  often stated, may appear desolate, but  we who arc fortunate enough to live  here, realize that it is a beauty spot,  with a climate second to none, and a  population composed of energetic people, living as one great family. Here  we always  have a kind  word and  a  spare dollar to assist the needy, whether it be a member of the community,  soldiers at    the    front    fighting    our  country's cause, or sick and wounded,  irrespective of their nationality.  Any prospector or mining man,  passing through the valley and seeing  the promising formations of tho mountains must surely become enthusiastic  over the possibilities, as did Wollas-  ton and Arundel in 1898, when they,  after a strenuous climb, without roads  or trails, started in to prospect. They  were rewarded, as the result of their  efforts was the finding of the outcrops  which are now known as "The Nickel  Plate Mine."  Soon after this, Mr. M. K. Rodgers,  after investigation, having a good nose  for ore, decided it worthy of further  exploration. As the representative of  Marcus Daly, of Butte, Montana, he  bonded the property and set men to  work. This proved satisfactory and  mining began. At this time the town  of Hedley was a flat, . covered with  boulders. In 1900 the town was surveyed and some buildings were erected.  Representatives of the Marcus Daly  estate, about this time, also decided  to erect a forty stamp mill in the'vi'1  cinity, to be connected with a tramway to the mine. The tramway and  mill were completed, and the actual  turning out of gold bullion bars began  in June, 19.14, and has been continuous  ever since.  This, like most mines, has had a  somewhat varied experience. So much  so that in August, 1909, the Daly estate sold the property to what is now  known as the Hedley Gold Mining Co.  The new company   started   extensive  hundred horse-power.  At present further additions to the  mill are under consideration.  The several properties, in the immediate district, surely have promising showings and perhaps only require  work to show payable ore, with quantities sufficient to warrant the installation of another plant There is rno  quesion but that Hedley will be an  Important mining town for many  years to come, and with a little paint  and attention-to gardens in'the spring  will be one of the most up-to-date "localities in the West.  Before concluding, permit' me to  bring before your notice the amicable  condition "of affairs that has existed  between the company, its employees,  and the townspeople in*" general, for  which we are all greatly pleased.  It is also pleasing '.o know that  when many nations are at war, representatives of those nations residing  here are giving and getting -a square  deal, and living in peace and harmony.  A merry Christmas and a Happy  New,' Year to all.  G. P. JONES.  Agrlcolturol DqMGiit Issues  Intereslf no Bulletin imi B. C. Potato  In its  edition of  October the  .Mining, Engineering and Electrical Record  contains the following editorial note:  We have been hearing a great deal  about    conservation    of    natural    resources and our   governments    boast  about what they are doing in this respect. One of the great opportunities  which they are neglecting is the promotion of the economics of coal mining.    Western Canada is one of   the  richest countries in the world in coal  Yet there is not a coal mine in the  West operating under successful business conditions. The reasons are due  to the unhampered importations of a  foreign fuel product in California oil,  and want of facilities for by-product  development.     Addressing   the   New  York section of the American Chemical  Society,  I.  F.   Stone  pointed  out  that benzol, a product of coal, has become a serious competitor of gasoline  as automobile fuel, .giving 25 per cent,  more motive power. Aniline dyes.fr.om  the same source will take care of the  entire national demand. Carbolic acid,  another    by-product    from    coal,    is  manufactured in large quantities. The  production of napthaline has increased from 2,500,000 lbs. per annum to &,-  000,000 lbs. The wasted by products of   ���������, _.���������      _    ���������������������������.*.���������_  New York in 1911, where British Poi-  the coal mines of British Columbia and   the plant with the most modern ma-   ,1TY1'������,lo-  ������������������* t        -, flnusn tpi.  umola potatoes, in competition with  Alberta represent a national loss of j chinery. This work proved highly sat- sixty competitive displays from all  about $-*."',000,000 annually. ,'isfactory and fortunately opened up a  parts of the United States and Can-  The Department of Agriculture of  Victoria, has issued a booklet for the  purpose of bringing before the housewives of British Columbia.the dietetic  value of the potato," as well' as' to  show the numerous ways in which it  may be prepared. Booklets may be obtained by writing to the Horticultural  Branch, Department of Agriculture, or  to R. C. Abbott, Markets Commissioner, Vancouver.  It contains some very helpful' hints  to housewives, and we highly recommend its perusal to our readers.  .:������������������  It contains a tribute to the B. C. potato as follows:  "The British Columbia potatoes are  as famous for their quality as the  British'Columbia' apples.. "'*" Annually,'  from 500 to 1,000 carloads are shipped  to the prairie provinces, while to Australia and New Zealand large shipments have already been made. Large  quantities are also being ordered for  shipment to Montreal and Toronto.  But not only commercially is their  surprisingly.fine quality recognized.  At, many competitive exhibitions they  have carried off first honors. The  most, outstanding was the winning of  the  Stilwell  Trophy   (the  $i"000" cup  pictured on the cover)  at the Ameri  exploratory work and also    equipped   ������?n Land ligation Exposition held in  Venezuela has an area of 393,970 sq.  miles, which exceeds that of Texas,  Louisiana   and    Arkansas    combined.  At present the Rosebery concentrator is only running one shift daily.  Last month the Lucky '.Jim mine  shipped between sixty and seventy  cars of mill feed to the Rosebery; concentrator.  J. II. Thompson, manager of the  Echo mine reports excellent results  -from development on the ore body.  The ledge is about forty feet wide of  concentrating ore, but it is hoped that  development will uncover a body of  clean ore such as that in the 4, 5 and  6 levels of the Standard.  . J. G. Ryan .of-.Three Forks ..was in  town recently. Smelter returns from  the Black Grouse gave $568 net, for  11 tons. On the Evening Star, which  he has been developing"the past season, there is a 12-inch vein, on which  1. Central Station en Gravity  Tramway, Nickel   Plate  Mine.  2. Mctropolilan  Claim of  Kingston     Gold-Copper  Mining Co.  3. Florence Group  4. Mouth of Twenty-Mile  Canyon  5. Stamp  Mill  cf  Hedley  Gold Mining Co.  GENERAL VIEW OF CA^P.-HEDCEY, TAKEN FROM THE GOLF LINKS  and which carried such high values as  to pay to ship the concentrates many,  many miles to railroad transportation.  The quartz just reached in the tunnel  is identically the same as that taken  from the shaft.  The  strike  was  made  at noon  on  Granby Employees Get Increases:-,  in Pay Owing to Rise in Copper  " ' (From Grand Forks Gazette)  Again the Granby has advanced -t-he  pay of its employees with the-rise'in  Wednesday, at a point about 4,400 feet j the 1)ricc of copper    ab6-,0 * eight(,en  from the portal of the tunnel, and at J centg a pound^ TWa addg nmab fo Qle  a vertical depth of 1.558 feet, or some j gradually* increasing prosperity of the  2,000 feet following tho dip of the I Boundary district, and is further aug-  vein. The extent of the ledge matter j mented by  the statements of copper  .        . ., tiiif^iii  experts'that the present price of con-  is not as yet known, but tho fact that pe^m ^roli-abl������- ^ ^4^-^ f������.  large reserve tonnage of payable ore.  Further additions to the plant, at the  mill, were made and the tonnage increased, so that a thirty per Cent, dividend could be maintained.  The policy of the president and directors of the company has been to  keep the plant up to its highest efficiency, consequently still further additions, last year, were added and a two-  thousand    horse-power   hydro-electric  -^ ma������y ^m    largC th������ ' ta  he Ivanhoe ore has at last been found  many" months.  plant on the Similkameen river installed, which has been in continuous  operation  since,    developing    fifteen  ada, obtained first place.      *.  Whether for baking or other forms  of cooking, the British Columbia potato easily leads. No other area is eg  free of potato diseases. Our British  Columbia climates and soils seem especially suitable for producing high-  grade potatoes. ;'*  At the present time the land devoted to potatoes in British Columbia is  approximately 15,00 acres, with a total production of 90,000 tons. The.normal consumption of potatoes in the  province is about 53,000 tons. While  no  doubt that the consumption could be  materially increased if our people  were more generally aware of the true  focrfi value of the potato." THE HEDLEY GAZETTE.TJEC. 16. 1915  How Presidents of Past Enjoyed  Christmas Holidays.  wnn'*  ������\i* t������ j - *��������� .������.  How to Avoid ConHion Brought  About by Ov-. .ating.  N..TH0MPS   N PIIO*\*K SEYMOUR 5913  MOK. WESTKItN CANADA'  Cammell Laird & Co. Ltd.  Steel Manufacturers  Sheffield, Eng.  Ofllcos and Warehouse. 8I7-(W Uoatty Sti-eot  Vancouver, B. C.  i A.  F. & A. M.  ���������%pQ^r REGULAR monthly meetings of  /\y\ ��������� Hedley Lodge No.-13. A. K. Ac A. M.,  ' ' ^ x aro hold on the second 1< nrtoy in  each month in Fraternity hull. Medley. Visiting  brethren arc cordially invited to attend.  A. CREELMAN,  W. IY1  S. E. HAMILTON  Secretary  L. O. L.  The Kee'ilar meetings of  Hedley Lodge 1714 are held on  the first and third Monday in  every month in thc Orange Hall  Ladies meet 2nd and 4 Mondays  Visiting brcthorn are cordially invited  A. J. KING; W. M  ,   ��������� C. P. D ALTON, Sco't.  No Celebration by John Quinoy Adams  Because  "i Regarded  Religious  Festival as a Foolish  Extravagance  A'  R. FV BROWN  British Columbia Land Surveyor ;  Tel. No. 27 P. 0. Drawer 180  PENTICTON,  B. C.  P. W. GREGORY  CIVIL  ENGINEER and BRITISH  c- COLUMBIA LAND SURVEYOK,  Star Building       -       Princeton  lA/alterClayton  Barrister, Solicitor, Etc,  MONEY TO -LOAN  'PENTICTON,  B. C.  H6di6u Opera House  ft. I. JONES, Manager  A large,   commodious  hall for  dances or other entertainment.  Bow EeeJLaundry  Only First Class Work  Laundry Delivered Anywhere  Hedley's Tonsorial Parlors  For a Good Haircut  and Shave  BATHS  IN CONNECTION  R. MILLIARD   =   Prop.  KBREME0S-PENT1CT0N  110YAL MAIL STAGE  Ant.-  Leaves   on   arrival   of 9.30  and 4 o clock trains.  Baggage arranged for.  TWEDDLE'S   AUTO    STAGE  Cars Call at all Hotels  ine Nickel Plate  oarOerStiop  .     -7N!Tf\Ry  iu.   otRVit,t,  .. .-,lio,> il equipped with  Baths   and   all   the   latest  ���������    Electrical   Appliances,  W.T.BUTLER, - Prop.  PAINTING  PAPER-HANGING  KALS0AUNING  TERMS MODERATE  CCORDING to history the only  president of the United States  who did not celcbrrto Christmas  ibecause he regarded it as a foolish  extravagance) was John Quinoy Adams, "the most economical man  known in public i'fe."  Mrs. John, Adams, the wife of the  second president of tho United States,-  had a moat discouraging time trying  to make merry in the White House  during the Christmas holidays. (She  was the lirst wife of a president to  celebrate Christmas in the executive  mansion in Washington, for the president and Mrs. Washington were always at Mount Vernon for the holidays.) She had no dominating sense  of economy, but it was the White  House itself that was shabby, and ������  Christmas ,raception given to the members of congress by the president  proved, from her point of view, to be  a ghastly failure.  President Jefferson was a widower  with four daughters, and during his  Becond administration Martha, the eldest, was the head of her father's  household, and made Christmas the  happy and festive occasion it was designed to be from that time when the  star stood still above the manger in  Bethlehem.  There were trees, and decorations,  and all sorts of entertainments for the  children of the official families, as well  es gifts for the poor of the capital.  Although the Madisons did not  spend all of their Christmases in the  White House, on account of the little  historical interruption by the British,  when they occupied other quarters for  a time, the brilliant Dolly managed a  record for holiday hospitality and  merrymaking that has never been sur-,  passed.  When Andrew Jackson came to the  White House he was bowed and broken by the death of his wife and depressed by political animosities. He  had neither heart nor the slightest inclination for holiday celebrations, yet  he pulled himself together at Christmas time, and saw to it that the day  meant something happy to those in  the White House.  In the meantime the Monroe administration was marked by nothing in  the way of holiday celebrations be--  yond what was conventionally prescribed, and after President Jackson's  efforts at keeping the spirit of Christmas in spite of his own personal sorrows, President Harrison did not live  to see a Christmas in the White  House.  Mrs. Tyler lived to celebrate only  one Christmas in the White House.  After his second marriage the Tyler  administration was noted for its brilliant entertainments. Whether it was  Christmas or any other time of the  year, hospitalities were dispensed in  the old Virginia style, and there was  po stint of merrymaking at the White  House.  The Polk administration reverted to  the grim and practical idea of John  Quincy Adams. Perhaps it was not  economy that changed the Christmas  celebration at the White House; it is  difficult to define the reason why President Polk did not make the holidays  a festive event in the executive mansion; it may have been the temperament of the chief executive; perhaps  it was because Mrs. Polk did not believe in the gay and festive way of  celebrating the holidays, as, according  to intimate history, she did not.  President Zachary Taylor, brilliant  figure in military history, who had no  chance whatever in the social history  of the "White House, because he died  Jn little more than a year after he  had taken his seat as president of  the United States, and spent only one  Christmas in the' White House, bequeathed his administration to the  Fillmores, people pitiably distinguished by sorrow and in no way  adapted to the social obligations of  the great national responsibility of  ���������sustaining the political and social obligations of the White House.  "Shortly after becoming president,"  Bomeone writes of President Fillmore,  "his wife died, and a year later a  daughter, an only child, passed to the  great eternity."  A CHRISTMAS HYMN  No tramp of marching armies,  No banners flaming far;  A lamp within a stable  ' ���������:-.- -Ana: In-,the sky a Star.  Plenty  of  Vigorous  Outdoor   Exercise  Will   Help   Digestive   Organs   Assimilate    Food���������Better    Than  Doctor's Prescription.  IT-'M-fV. h\  m  How the Festive Seasun Is 0b  served Aboard Ship.  By IRENE WESTOM.  O   MANY   people   habitually,   reel  more or less out-of-sorts, for the  few days following Christmas that  Christmas ailments have come to be  recognized as a necessary aftermath  of the festivities.  '   Of course, the children will always'  overeat themselves; if they were not  allowed to eat all sorts of indigestible  things, they would feel they were being cheated out of half the joy of the  tgay Christmas season.   As a matter of  ���������fact, it is not the children at all who  make up  the bulk of sufferers from  jChristmas complaints. It is the grown-ups   who,   simply  through   carelessly  .'neglecting to subscribe to one simple  'rule of health, frequently find themselves more or less  unhappy inside,  and more tired and run down physically at the end of the Christmas holidays than before them.  Of course, chifdren do overeat themselves more often than grown people.  They rejoice, however, in the possession of powers of recuperation which  grown-ups, even in the prime of life,  can only look back on with envy. Too  much plum pudding, too many sausages with turkey, too many sweets  between meals, may bring on a sharp  .digestive upset, but in a few hours all  traces of it have disappeared, and the  one-time sufferer is soon eager for  ;more of the rich foods which caused  him pain.  With grown people, after-Christmas  ailments are not so much due to indiscriminate eating of indigestible foods  as to an utter neglect of any precautions to adapt their systems to the  'new conditions which reign during the  'Christmas holidays.  Take the case of the average father  ���������of a family who leaves all office work  ���������behind. How does the change affect  him? In the first place, the dull rao-  .notony of his days is broken in upon  land his brain can relax from the high  pressure of the office. This much, of  'course, is a change in the right direction. All work and no play makes  Jack a dull boy physically as well as  mentally. At the same time, however,  staying at home has drawbacks of its  own, for it means less exercise, which  in its turn should suggest a cutting  down of the food supplied to the body.  Too much food and too Tittle exertion are almost certain to upset the digestion and clog up the various organs  whose duty it is to separate the waste  matters from the good in the food we  eat and rid the body of those poisonous products.  The remedy is perfectly simple.  There is no need to stint yourself of  the good things of the table. Eat,  drink and be merry, within fair moderation, of course. However, you must  help your digestive organs by taking  plenty of vigorous outdoor exercise.  A two hours' walk before the midday meal, a round of golf or some other outdoor game with the children in  zuidafternoon, and a brisk two-mile  walk in the half-hour before the evening meal will be found worth more  than any amount of doctor's prescriptions directed towards relieving the  first symptoms of' biliousness, the  mental irritability, disturbed sleep,  sour taste in the mouth, loss of appetite, etc., which are such a common  aftermath of the Christmas holidays.  Not    Much    Work   Is   Done���������Athletla  Sports,    Traditional    Dinner   and  Evening    Entertainment   Features of Occasion.  Men In the Trenches Now'  Feel the Rigors of Winter  OWIIERB in all the world is the  "spirit of Christmas" entered into more whole-heartedly than on  board the ship3 ot tho United States  navy.   .',.'���������  Observance of this chief of "all national holidays varies, of course,, in  form with the. location of the fleet at  the time.  Into each of the continental "home  ports"   (headquarters of certain individual vessels) the big gray monsters  come dropping in by twos and threes  till,  in New  York and  Philadelphia,  and Norfolk and Frisco, it looks almost like a naval review.   According  to long established custom, they are  there to give the boys in blue a run  on the beach  ("liberty," as they call  it in the service), and every man jack  who is not actually undergoing punishment is allowed and encouraged to  take his look at the bright lights���������go  homo on leave or uptown for fun or  anything else he likes as long as his  money lasts but away from the shij-  in   any  event.    This  custom  applie,'-  not alone to the enlisted men, but U  the officers as well and, when Clirii".  mas morning dawns in a home por'  there are not likely to be many mo-  persons on board any man-o'-war tli-  the regulations call for in the mi:  mum.  The few "shipkecpers" cannot. ���������  der such circumstances, make a *  successful   e'Tcrt   toward   inerrim  Rear Admiral Samuel McGowan wr;  in   the   National   Monthly,   but  they lack in numbers they in ���������>  make up in other >,*ays, cne o  ways being the complete snti.  ���������  of the inner man.  Abroad and at sea, though, il 1  together   different     -"--cry    so*''  A Christmas Concert on  Boai.  *************************************  * ������  Unselfishness   is   the   key  to   *  Christmas happiness. *  *  *  ENVIOUS.  DALY AVE.  ���������HEDLEY, B.C.  Hedley   Gazette  $2 per annum        ,** J -:  Their hymns of peace and gladness  To earth the angels brought,  Their Gloria In Excelsis  To earth the angels taught;  When In the lowly manger  The Holy Mother Maid  In tender adoration  Her Babe of heaven laid.  Born lowly in the darkness,  And none as poor as he.  The little children of the  poor  His very own shall be.  No rush of hostile armies then,  But Just the huddling sheep,  The  angels  Blnglng of the  Christ  And all the world asleep.  No flame of conquering banners,  No legions sent afar;  A lamp within a stable  And in the sky a Star!  -Margaret  "wXkJy.  "Do you ever wish you were a girl?"  asked the visitor.  "Only at Christmas time," answered  the boy.  "Why do you wish it then?'  "Because of the stockings they  wear."  Cultivating the Christmas Spirit.  "Alas!" sighed the moody man,  "there Is no gladness for me in this  joyous season."  "Tut-tut!" said the optimist. "Surely there is a ray of sunshine for you,  as there is for all of us if we but  look for it."  "No," replied the moody one. "I  have not a single friend and no relatives with whom I am on speaking  terms."  "Cheer up, then," advised the other,  with  a  shade  of  envy . in  his  tone.  Can't you bo glad because you will  board,  from  the  usually  sod-  officer and  the  more  or  lc-.;;'  proachable  first  lieiit-'-mr-.'  "Jimmy-legs" and tlit-  the messenger bo;  tutes himself a co ....:;;.  see the thing through  in   'o .  fashion, and even King Nopti;--.  he comes on board on    r-ro: .-  line"   to   douse   every    nayse-���������,..  landlubber, has a formidable ri  the "spirit of Christmas."  It matters  not  much   -whether  ship  be  anchored  off tVern  plowing   through   the   Pav:,c   v  the distance from home a.ul  frl-  makes it incumbent on all to do .:.  level best to make at least a b/ave i  for "Merry Christmas."  Routine drills are entirely suspended; and, except for cleaning ship  (cleanliness in the navy being deemi  not only akin to, but actually neck  and neck with godliness itself), not a  lick of avoidable work is allowed to  be done by anybody.  "All hands" are called, to be sure, on  scheduled time, but many more men  than usual are allowed to "sleep in,''  and, after the tiniest minimum of  tidying up, preparations for the day's  festivities are gotten under way.  There is a varied athletic program  that begins in the forenoon, and after  an hour or so off for dinner at "midday, continues well along toward sunset. Sailors are ta;;g't to be thorough.  So they go at their potato races and  pie-eating contests and tugs of war  and jumping contests with the same  fervor that they show when trying for  a 13-inch turret gun record or stamping out a Caribbean revolution. There  is no lack of interest. That can be depended on. And when call is soimded  they are a tired lot.  Toward sunset the various contests  have been completed (or not unusually called off "on account of darkness," as the baseball people say),  and, after an early supper, a stage is  rigged up on the quarter-deck and the  crowning event of the entire celebration is on. Sometimes it is a minstrel  show, another time a vaudeville performance, but without exception there  is plenty of music and near music, and  no such entertainment would be complete without the inevitable and inimitable Cakewalk. Some of the improvised costumes are fearfully and wonderfully made. But they are striking  and, for the most part, very appropri  ate, while the pirouetting and gyratin.  I'    tho.   ���������������������������r*' -,"-a''-er~   i-h"msolvo������-  France, Nov. 10th, 1915.  C. P. Dalton, Esq.,  Man. Bank of B.N. A.,  Hedley, B. O.      ,  Dear Sir:  I wrote you since 1 have been in  Fiance but the censor returned it to  me us I gave too much information  about what we were doing, etc. I una  not allowed to put, my address at head  of Hiivelope but have to write it in  loiter: No. 107338, B Squadron, 2nd  C. M. R., let. Brigade, 2nd Division,  O. E. F., Fiance. This address will  always get me; don't forget the number.  "We have been in France now nearly  two months; our casualties have not  been very heavy up to now as we have  (inly taken over the trenches for five  days, hub we are going in again in a  lew days now. We the 2nd Regiment  were in the firing line before so I expect wc will be in the reserve for the  lirst five days, then we go into the  .supports for five days and then into  the 1st line or firing line for five days;  after this we take five days' rest and  then start over again. In this weather  men can not stand the trenches for  very long at a time, as you are wet  through all the time; some places the  water is over your knees, and all the  dugouts are all caving in because, of  the water.  We have been up till now going'out  every day to the trenches doing repali'r  work; some times we work at night  and some times in the day time.  We don't take off our clothes foi  t'liir or five days at a time, but I have  .-iood it -.yell as yet, I think largely  through frequently changing my  ducks. In Victoria we were considei en  a particularly clean and smaib appearing regiment, but now we are plaster  ed with mud from head to foot.  We have been reinforced lalely b*,  .iieii from our base in England. Dannj  Dolleinore, is one; he has been placed  in the same squadron as me. Things  .,ie very quiet on this front now; bj  quiet, I mean that there have been u>  ���������ig attacks lately; of course there i-  .triillery action going on all the time,  ,nd often bombing attacks etc., but  nothing of enough importance to be  mentioned in the papers.  The  people need not be afraid thai  lhe Germans will ever  break  through  n   this front;   if it  was not for th.  alkans the Germans   would give  ii|  ,ii-fiire the end of the year.  You should see some of the villages  near the trenches; they are shelled to  pieces. There is one village that I ui-  ten pass through, that has not g-ol  a house left whole.  I see by. the Hedley Gazette that  Hedley has done finely by contributing  men to the Canadian forces. I will  try and write you a letter later on  after , we have been in the trenches  again.  Yours very truly,  Marcus H. L. Jacombs.  No. 107338, B. Squadron, 2nd C.M.R.,  1st Brigade,  2nd Division,   C. E. F.,  Fiance.  Kelowna Has Organized a  New Agricultural Ass'  Kelowna, B. O. November 26,1915.  Editor: .  Dear Sir:  We have formed here  The   British  Columbia- Agricultural   Organization  Association, the paramount purpose of  this Association, which is ..-non-part-:  izah, is to draw into one comprehensive  organization all the boria-fide fatmers  only of the Province,  both   men   and  women, and to bring about   by  their  mutual study of their mutual problems  common action of   them   all   for   the.  solution thereof, and to   promote   the  interest of the farming community in  an honourable   and   legitimate   way,  and, knowing something of the   magnitude of the problem  which   we  are  facing, have decided that local   organizations   of   hona-fide   farmers    only  should be established throughout   the  Province at all points where an  interest can be   created, . and   then   locals  should each send delegates to -a   convention   where  a   central    executive  representing    them    all    should   be  elected. ";  A campaign to organize local  Association throughout the Province  has been started and local Associations  are already formed and officers duly  elected. As this work has to be  undertaken by voluntary workers,  and it is impossible to do it throughout the whole Province, by the individual efforts of Organization Committee," we would be glad if every  active farmer . is his district would  appoint someone to lepresent them to  communicate with the Organization  Committee at Kelowna.  We shall be grateful to you if you  will kindly insert, this letter in your  next, issue.  Yours obediently,  J. L. PftlDHAM,  Chairman Organization Committee.  Read lhe ads.  See din-samples, of Christmas Greet  ing Cauls before deciding on Xmas  ������������������resents. These an- inexpensive gifts  and suitable to any. We .also carry a  line of Xmas and New Year Post  Cards at Gazette Office.   ������  ���������'Rough on Rats" clears, out Rats,  Mice, etc. Don't die in the House. 15c.  and 25c. at Drug and Country Stores.  PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH  Services   every   -iln-mate Sunday   at  7.30 p.m.  Pastor, R. G. STEWART  Hedley Methodist Church  frank stanton, b. a.  Minister  Services will   be held the   Firstand  . Third Sundays of the month  al7.30 p. m.  Christmas   greeting  Hedley Gazette.  cards   at   the  E.    Sangster,    in   collier's   nvl havt=������ tv buy any Christmas pres-  smi".  ���������vhiic at worii.  at  iliivy   urf  l-u-jy  u.*.-  Synopsis of Coal Mining' Regulations  C-jAIj mining rights of the Dominion, n  Manitoba, Siiskatchuwaii and Albei-tu,  the Yukon Territory, the North-west Tom  lories and in a portion of tho l'l-ovitioe of Bn-  , isli Columbia, may bo leased for a term u,  t,wenty-one years at an annual rental ot $1 an  iu-i-0. Not moro than 2,860 ueres wi be leased  to ono applicant.  Application for a lease must bo made by the  uppiiunut in person to tho Agontor tiulj-Ageiit  oi itie district in which tho rights applied foi  are situated.  in surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal sub-divisions ol  sections, and in unsurveyod territory tho tract  applied for shall bo staked out y the applicant  himsolf.  .liuoh application must bo accompanied by  fee of $5 which will bo refunded if tho rights  applied for are not available, but not other  wise. A royalty shall bu paid on the merchant  able output of the mine at tho rate of llvo contH  per ton.  Tho person operating tho mine shall furnish  the Agent with sworn returns accounting for  the full quantity of uuerohantublo mined  and pay tho royalty thereon.   1 coal min  ing rights avo not being operated su     returns  nhould be furnished at least once a year.  Tho lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may bo permitted to purchase whatever availablo surface rights may  be considered necessary tor tbe working of the  mine at tho rate of $10.00 an aero  for full information application should be  made to tho Secretary of tho Denartmont of  tho Interior. Uttnwa. or o any Agent or Sub-  Agent of Dominion Dands.  W. W. (JOKY.  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  Sea-on tickets for sale as follows:  Gentlemen, $400, Ladies, $2.00;  Man and wife, $5.00; Extra, adult  in family, $1.00 each.  Children, $1.00 (under 15 yeais).  General admi^ion, 25o and 10c.  No skating Sundays after 6 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased fiom  PI. G.  Fi'iem-iii.  Hedley Hockey and  Skating Club  Travel by Auto...  Call up Phone No. 12  11 A good stock of Horses and Rigs on  Hand.    11 Orders for Teaming  promptly attended to.  WOOD   FOR   SALEI  N.B.-Unauthorized publicati  tisoment will not be paid for.  this advo  I) 6m  PALACE,  L>ivery, Feed & Sale Stables  Phone 12.  HKDLKY   B. C.  D. J.   INNIS  Proprietor  SEE THAT IT IS  Made In Canada ���������-,VV  THE HEDIEY'GAZETTE, DEC. 16.1915  OOK StOf  We Can Show You���������  A great many practical reasons why you should not  send away for Xmas goods.  We have the reasons right |  here, on our shelves and in  our show cases. Come in and  LET   US   SHOW  YOU !!  SEE THE  LARGE  STOCK OF  AT-  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������&&$  f  TOWN AND DISTRI6T  Meet me at   the Opera   House Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Read all the ads over twice.  HEDLEY, B. C.  WE HAVE IN STOCK���������  V  Victor Victrolas  Kodaks and Brownies  < Wedding hells and  Christmas   bells  are due to ring before very long.  Mis. Soukup   and Miss   McKinnon  . will not receive again until March.  Theie will be .service  in   Si.   John's  Church next Sunday at 7:30 p.m.  Mr. Riley the placer miner of the  Tulameen, has gone to Chopara to  look over the field there.  S. Roper, roadrnaster for the G. N.  R., was in town between trains Tlitns-  day.  The Toronto News says "It is a pity  that Henry Ford and W. J. Bryan  were ever equipped  with self starters,  Sydney Hall, of Vancouver, arrived  on Tuesday's train to install the  plumbing for the addition to the  school house.  J. Walker and B. Laughren, of Van-  cuivei,' arrived Tuesday to work on  the installation of the electric lighting at the addition to the' school  house.  The matron at the Hospital acknow  ledges, with many thanks, the gift   of  eighteen   Huckaback    towels     which  were kindly sent by the  Hedley   Sunday School.  At a meeting of the Hospital board  the other evening it was, decidad to  hold the annual Masquerade ball on  Fiidtiy, Janimry 21.'  Last week R. J. Amstrong kindly  donated a quarter of pork to the Hedley Hospital, which was greatly  appreciated by that institution.  Old Timer O'Brien, of Keremc-o.-*,  was in town Saturday, looking up old  friends, He has been working at the  Epsom Salt Lake near Oroville, and  left for that city thc same day.   ������  -- Owing to the. difficulty in delivering  parcels to the men at the'front l he  limit weight for parcels addressed m  members of the British and Canadian  Expeditionery Forces in France and  Flanders has been reduced from 11 i.o  7 pounds.  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  }������i&  UNION  OTEL  HEDLEY, British Columbia  Rates---$1.50 a Day and up.  First-class Accommodation.  Bar stocked with the best  brands of Liquors & Cigars.  *  ������  ������  ������.  m  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  A. WINKLER, Proprietor S  ������  ������  ������  ������  The Hedley Hockey and Skating  Club held 'mother meeting the other  evening and made final arrangements  for the. work of getting the rink" in  shape. They also adoptcd'a schedule  of prices and hours for skating. , Geo.  French will have, charge of the rink  and already some work has been done  on it. Tl* we only could get some frost  now, the surplus from some of the  nearby towns which have .more than  enough, we could have skating, See  the ad in this issue  for prices, etc.  Stop the Rig  A. S, Black   and   R.N.   Adams,   of J in  Princeton, came in  Friday evening to  attend the meeting  of the Masons, returning home Satuiday morning.  W. P. Keui ns, of "Vancouver, representing the B. C. Life Insurance Co.  arrived in town Tuesday. He is just  recovering from an attack of appendicitis and is combining business with  pleasure while recuperating in the incomparable climate of the Sunny Si  milkarneen.  J. Fraser of Aimstrong, represent-  g the independent growers of that  place anived in town Monday for a  few days. He reports crops as very  fine this year in that section of the  country and he is here in the interest  of a market.  would remember the fact that the  time between the t-t-.ce.ipt and departure of mails is. exceedingly limited  and to handle the ordinary mail is a  big job alone, much more so when the  Christmas rush is on. . The mail closes  at 10a. 111. going wes'c and -it 1.'45p.m.  going East. A little fore thought will  sometimes make it possible lo pm-  chase money orders or to register leL-  lers before lhe rush of mail day begins.  Just at this time there is a congos-  tion of mail going into and out of the  post office. The Postmaster and hi.-  assistant have really more than  enough to do and the public could  make it   a great deal   easier   if   they  There will be a patriotic meeting on  Monday evening in the Opera House.  The meeting will bo address-rid by Mr.  F. Nation, Secretory of the Provincial  Branch of the Canadian Patriotic-  Fund.    Make it a point to be there.  If  above the creek bed and when on the  little foot bridge near her home she  slipped on the frosty walk and fell to  the creek bed below. Tier head was  badly cut and her bodv bruised and  only b\* a narrow mai-gin she missed  falling into the water. The children  going to school heard her cry and  went for Mr, Simon-, who fortunately  wasaL home sleeping. He rushed to  help her without shoes or stockings,  and succeeded in rescuing her but received some cuts on his feet. The lit  lie one is in the hospital and is making  as good progress as could be expected  nuclei- the circumstances.  Stop the rig with the bell and put  your order in for some choice grain-fed  pork. It will put you in mind of your  youth when you -lived on the farm.  R. J. ARMSTRONG  The British Example  Little M.-n-gatet   Jones   who   broke  her nriu this Slimmer by falling   from  you   can't   go, help   those   who have I a rock,   repeated   the   operation   last  gone or who will go.  Get "More Money9' for your Lynx  MUSKRAT, FOXES, WOLVES, BEAVER, fISBER, WHITE  .   .   WEASEL and other Fur bearers collected in your section  SHIP YOUR FURS DIKECT to "SHUBERT" the largest  house in the World dealing exclusively in NORTH .AMERICAN RAW FORS  a reliable���������responsible���������safe Fur House with an unblemished reputation existing-for "more than a third of a century," a. Ion jr successful record of send ing Fur Shippers promm.SAT.IS FACTORY  AND PROFITABLE returns. Write for "(Zbt &tjul>ert ������>Iripptr,"  the only reliable, accurate market report and price list published.  ���������Write for it���������NOW���������it's FREE  A  R -55HIIRFRT Inr 23-27 westaustinAve,  A. D. OnUOl^'tS.l, inc. DeptC107CHICAGO,U.S.A,  The public is warned that it illegal  to use Holiday stickers to seal any  package, or to put them on lhe face of  a letter. If yon have to u������*e them, put,  them on the back of letter or parcel  and do not let them appear on the  fold of the wrapper, to inlei-feie in the  least with the inspection of the puree  Little Katherine Hossack, Ed. II. s-  sack's girl, met with what might have  proven a serious accident Friday  morning when on her way to the  store.    Slie was going   along lhe'path  Thursday. While playing up near  the biidge this side of lhe. Hospital,  she fell off the sidewalk, which is high  there and broke the. same arm only a  little above. the old break. Dr..  McBwt'ii bad only left town shortly  before and was well on his road to  Oroville, so Dr. McOalfrey, of Princeton, was railed, lie arrived .-ilnml  mi .m'^lil ami si t I lie injnied member.  The little girl showed remai ka!>!e  fortitude under the trying eircunis-tan  ces and made a very quick recovery,  she is going to school as usual aiul-  eNpects thc kind old patron -saint of  X.,;:i** to'ea.ll'at her house as usual.  Sir Robert Borden is prepared  to hold the Federal elections as  usual.    But if the term is to  be  prolonged, as they are doing   it  in Great Britain,   the   Premier  suggests that   tiie   British, example be followed  throughout.  The British   bill   cuts   out  'tiie  war period altogether, and continues the term  for   the   same  length   of  time after  the Avar  that it had yet to .run when the  war began.    This  is   a   simple  and intelligent proposition, and  supposes that  the*-' Parlitunent-  ���������iry term does not run   in   war  time.    It is. a modern  interpretation     of     Cicero's      dictum,  "Silent   leges    inter,, arma."���������  News Advertiser.  SUNDAY DINNER  ��������� at the ���������  Similkameen Hotel  At (j p.in.  HEDLEY GAZETTE  JOB DEPARTMENT  WHEN YOU ARE IN NEED OF  Letterheads  Billheads  Envelopes  Statements  Meal Tickets  Milk Tickets  , Ball Programs  Dodgers, Dates  Circulars  Invitations  Business Cards  Bills of Fare  Memo Heads  gutter Wrappers  fie?  ket  READ-  Then Think!  .- ��������� Now that you have  commenced to read this   article,   just  . keep right on to the end, and  then you will have   absorbed  meat of .the cocoanut.  What has this town ever done  ' for you,:    It has fed you, and  clothedyou, and housed you,  -.and given   you. employment  and kept the wolf from   your  door for these many years.  It has done more.   It has furnished you recreation, and enjoyment, and has. guided  you  safely   over   many    of   , the  stones that beset the pathway  of life.  It has. praised your good  deeds and has thrown the  mantle of charity oV6r - your  questionable ones.  It has been, and is, YOT7B  HOME. But what have YOU  clone for the TOWN?  You are making you inoxiey  here -but where are yo\i spending it?  Are your buying goods frdDa  the local dealer, who pay's  and otherwise contributes liberally to the upkeep of tb&  community and your home,  or are you sending your mosey away to. some catalogue  house that wouldn't lend'.yoU  a five cent piece to save' y*6*u'r  soul from purgatory?"  And now ymi have reached  the point where we want y'oii  to stop and think, and think  hard, and to a sane, si������nsib}"������  and patriotic purpose..'  BEEF  Posters I        Visiting Cards  TRY US - WE GIVE SATISFACTION  m  ADVERTISE  IN THE  GAZETTE  VEAL AND  MUTTON  POULTRY  of All Kinds  FISH  OYSTERS  J.   ED  Slllll������IIMIII���������*wia"m''^"UMItaBgi'ai^^  UNDER  Rooms   all Thoroughly Renovated.  Cuisine under direct control of the  Manager, who has had twelve years'  experience in theQld Country.  None but the best brands of Liquors  and Cigars. J  Your patronage respectfully solicited  GOOD    SAMPLE    ROOM  ���������*w vtv^cliV*aAwv-trw.^., A.- fefttff.iigft!  ���������^va-jA'-'j .**���������-���������,. 1W  il  *!!&Hf  g&foft  wmMw  wm  w  ^';'"&tt*"iS3  W>  WmDm  .-MM  -wmt  ''W  ,***   ���������������/* <������F  a-.v9'6*'^  ^m  '* V  THE HEDLEY GAZETTE,   DEO. 16, 1915  Yc>ui?.:..:X'rrias   Wants   Supplied !  We have anticipated what you would most likely need for the Festive Holiday Season.      Our stock is complete.     It would be impossible  to mention everything in a small ad. but wo make a few suggestions, mainly  to show you it is not necessary to send away for anything  ""IsSsSIss  rfli  For the Little Tots  Teddy Bear Suits $3.25; Sweater  Coats 2.00 up; Bearskin Coats  $3.00 up: Wool Caps Sac; Crib  Blankets 1.15; Velvet Coat and  Hat 8.00; Silk Dresses 3.00 to  $5.00; Cashmere Dresses 1.50 up;  Felt Slippers 75c to 90c; Mittens  and Booties 20c. up; Baby's Bibs  15c up; Hair Ribbons all   colors.;  Tools make good presents for  the handy man or boy. See om's|  Buy at tho  Big Store  Men and Boys    ,.  Sweater   Coats   Boys   1.25    up;  " "        Mens   5.00    up;  Fancy Ties 75c to $1.00; Handkerchiefs. Silk and Linen 25c to  $1.00; Silk mulllers $1.75; Gloves  woollen and leather 50c to $2 00;  Suspenders 50c up; Armlets, 25c  to 75c.; Hockey Caps 00c; Felt  Slippers 75c to $1.50; Gillettes'  Safety Razor $5.00 up; Pocket  Knives 50c to $2.00; Skates and  Skating Shoes.  Groceries  All  New Stock,   Fresh and Clean  Hein/. Plum Pudding  50c  Peels, Orange, Lemon, Citron, lb, <IOc  Raisins, Currants, Dates,  package 15c  Sultanas, 3 packages for  50c  Mince Meat, lb 30c   Cranberries,. 25c  Shelled Almonds, per pound  (50c  "Walnuts,    "       "       05c  Nuts:���������Walnuts, Almonds, Brazils,  Filberts and Peanuts. Fruit:���������Apples,  Oranges, Bananas, Grapes, Jap Oranges. Sweet Potatoes. Table Raisins.  A Large Assortment oi* Xmas Candies  For   tho   Ladies  Silk Waists $2.00 npi Sweater  Coats $3.50, J.50 and 5.00; Wool  Shawls $2.00 and 2.75;  Japanese  Padded Kiinonas$S.('0; Bedroom  Slippers $1,00* to $1.25; Fancy  Lace Collars 50c, 75c, and $1.00;  Collar and Cull' Sets $1.00; Boti-  dour Caps 75c and $1.00; Tea  Aprons 50c up to $1.00; Sill-  Scarfs $1.75; Silk Gloves; $1.00  and $1,75; Kid Gloves $1,00-1.75;  Fancy Einb, H'dk'fs (iOc to $2.00:  Fancy Silk Table Covers $3.00 to  J $-1.00; Linen Table Oovoisl.75 up  Wliscellaneous  Hot Point Electric Irons; $3.75;  El Coinfo (lo make the bed warm  throw away the old fashioned  hot water bottle) $6.00: Elic  Toasters $1.50; Other electric appliances to arrive..Carving Sets  $5.00 to 8.00; Carpet Sweepers  5.00 lo 11.00; Rodgers 1817 Silverware, Pie Carvers, Berry Spoons  Sugar Shells, Tea Spoons, Knives and Forks etc. from 1.50 up.  Sleighs 1.25 to 0.50: Skates 75c-$5  Silver Toast Racks $7.00.  ,''$i*%&A  The hi&dl&^y TVeiciiroig Co., Ltd.  &>������m  '������&  ������������. ������>TO  oj  0  Pocket Cameras, Gramophones and Records,  Papeteries, Cigars, Cigar Holders, Cigar Cases,  Pipes, Tobacco Pouches, Boxes of Candy, Sub  scriptions to Magazines,   Etc.  To Mo EU  I  in  Kum Where Kash Kounts!  ?  ���������  We have just opened a Large  Assortment of Shoes for Men  . and Ladies, Boys and Girls.  An Especially Fine Assortment of  Shoes for the Baby.  COME IN and look over our Splendid  Stock of Men's Top Shirts, Underwear,  Sox, Handkerchiefs and Notions  James Stewart*,  Groceries !  All Staple lines of Groceries.  Everything for the  Christmas  Dinner.    Nice new Goods.  Our Stock of Biscuits and Cookies  cannot be beaten in Hedley.  Extra. Special !  Dont   sleep till   you  see our  Candies for the Holiday Trade  FAMILY Q&OCJXIR.  '���������"5"*.  ���������^N  If    ,'���������������>������      -  ,-'  MM  #"*$  Cbe 6reat IRortbern  ��������� ���������IboteL*  Jobn Jachson, [proprietor  B Rates Moderate H  First Class  Accommodations.       Comfortable  Rooms, Table the Best  Our Bar is Equipped with only the Best Lines -^  ,w of Liquors and Cigars  Special Christmas Dinner   4  iona Fide dosing Out Clearance Sale  You've only a few days of Christmas shopping left, and have you seen  OUR   CHRISTMAS   DISPLAYS -,   '  We have just received the finest range of Xmas neckwear in all the latest stripes and colors  ever shown in this town and they, are all marked -down-at sale prices  |������^Sg2f We also have a fine line of. Silk Scarfs, .Handkerchiefs,���������������������������*������������������'. i^P^I  ^^^S House Jackets, Fancy Vests, Collar Boxes, Etc., Etc. (M&Sii)  Come in and look these oyer before its too late.     Our Prices mean DOLLARS SAVED  Wishing you one and all a Very Merry Xmas  and a Happy and Prosperous  New  Year  H. G. FREEMAN  MEN'S FURNISHER  HEDLEY, - - British Columbia  iltv dopj  ^���������"^���������"������^'������-"������'"������&-������@'^^'TO  ������  ������  ������  ������.  ������  ������  ������  ���������������:���������  ������\  ������\  ������!  ������  ������  FRUITS  o  UR Stock of Dried Fruits for the Christmas Cooking is Most Complete, including All  The  Best  Brands in the following lines:  SEEDED MUSCATEL RAISINS       $       FANCY  ������������������ SULTANAS       4       4       SUN MAID "CLUSTER"  TABLE RAISINS    444.     FIGS AND DATES  J\   F'ine   Assortment   of   Can dies   for   Christmas   Entertainments  SEE OUR WINDOWS  FOR FRESH FRUITS   AND   VEGETABLES  "Op*/

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