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Array AND SIMILKAMEEM ADVERTISER.  Volume VII.  HEDLEY, B.C., THUKSDAY, DECEMBER--28. 1911.  Number 51.  Dr. C. A. JACKSON  DENTIST ���������  [18 years' practice in Vancouver.]  S. O. L. Co.'s Block  PENTICTON,      -      -       B. C  NICKEL PLATE'S  BANNER YEAR  JflS. 6LARKE  lAIa.tcttmei'hL&r  HEOLEY, B.C.  Clocks and Watches for Sale.  HOTEL  PENTICTON  Headquarters for Tourist Travel.  Rates Moderate. ���������  A. Bauxks, Prop.       Penticton, B.C.  Review of Progress  Made During 1911  in Hedley's  Big Gold Mine  MUCH NEW ORE PUT IN SIGHT  Contrast   Between  Now and  Christmas  1908������������������Important  Mill Changes.           R. W. DEANS  (Notary Public Real Estate  I'llauches,  Properties,  Mines, Timber,  Water Powers  I Upper Trout Creek, Balcomo P. O. B.C.  \lS. TUO.Ml'SON I-IION'I* SKVMOUK :W.i  MGlt. WKSTl'-UN CANADA  Cammell Laird & Co. Ltd.  Steel Manufacturers  Sheffield, Eng*.  Ofliccs ami Warehouse, 847-*>;i Beatfcy Street  Vancouver, B. C.  [R. H. ROGERS,  M.A., B.C.L.  BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC  Vernon, B. C  rand Union  (Hotel  HEDLEY, B.C.  First Class Accommodation. .Bar Stocked with  Best Brands of Liquor and Cigars."  A. WINKLER, Proprietor  I   JL A. F. & A. M.  I'Wnf REGULAR monthly meetings of  \/Sjr\ Hedley Lodge No. IS. A. F. & A. M.,  1 are held. on the second   Friday in  Bach month in Fraternity hall, Hedley. Visiting'  brethren are cordially i-nvited to attend.  11. K. FRASER, J.A.SCHUBERT,  W. M Secretary  MODERN WOODMEN  OF AMERICA  Hedley Local Camp meets in  Fraternity  Hall   the   tirst and  I third Thursdays in the month.  KW^  |! McEachkiin  Counsel  S. K Hamilton  Clerk.  ,L. O. L.  Regular monthly meetings of  Hedley Lodge 1711 are held on  thc third Monday in every  fSieai������^^S*-ai0litn nl -Fraternity Hall. Visif  fg brethern are cordially invited to attend.  ARTHUR KING, W. M.  WM. LONSDALE. Scc't.  |)R. J. L. MASTERS  DENTIST  [Till be at Home office in Oroville,,1st  to 14th of each month.  liiice  on  North   Main   Street.  : With this last issue in 1911 we give  .���������i. brief review of operations in the  Nickel Plate and other properties of  the Hedley Gold Mining*' Company in  this camp for the year now closing,  and in doing so, it is not only instructive but amusing to contrast conditions to-day with those of this time  threo years ago when the Christmas  week saw everything shut down for  ,the winter and a spirit of discouragement", discontent and irritation prevailing in the town.  And. yet the mine was richer then  than it is to-day by at least $1,500,000  .for there has been more than that  much value extracted from it since  then. Where then was the difference  and what can account for a state of  affairs so paradoxical?  The answer is simple. It is merely  a difference in the condition of the  liver in the managers and owners of  then and now. "The disconsolate one'  ,who was.then at the helm in the capacity of manager and resident director  was the unfortunate possessor of a  liver which never did the square thing  by him and wouldn't let him do the  square thing by the mine or by those  for whom he was working it. He  made up his mind from the most  superficial kind of data that Nature  had done so and so for the Nickel  Plate, and an unkind fate fooled him  when it induced him to point his  diamond drill holes in a way that helped him bear out his pessimistic delusion. For over three years up to that  time the mine had gone, on .witli.no  development work whatever apart  from diamond drilling with stupidly  planned bore holes and the ground  broken in the actual work of extraction.    Under those conditions it is not  to, be wondered, that the prevailing  tint in the camp was azure, and it  also helps one to understand why the  "owners who employed him did not  'take the trouble to become posted on  the value of their property when one  remembers that they had alreadygot  all their money back and a nice bunch:  besides in the way of dividends from  past operations and were too indifferent to obtain tlie services of some one  who was qualified to judge and was  not to   be overruled  by the   manager.  In fact things would have had a still  deeper cerulean tint were it not for  the fact that the mine superintendent  who is now the manager was in the  habit of taking advantage of temporary absences of the manager to do  some prospecting work on his own  responsibility and made important  finds of new ore which kept things go-  ation of circumstances was that the  then owners parted with the property  to the present owners for a mere song,  the amount received for it being currently placed at a sum which is probably something less than the value of  thc ore put in sight iii the year 101]  alone and a quarter of a million dollar  plant thrown in as poub- boiihs.  To-day, however, - the outlook is  brighter with more absolute data oh  which to base the hopes than ever  there has been before' and, the year  1011 has done most to establish this,  gratifying condition of affairs.  QUE TONNAGE  The tonnage of ore mined and treat-,  ed'for the year will amount to 57000  and possibly it may go , a few tons  more. This will be a little better than  10000 more than that of any previous  year, the highest in any previous year  being that of 4682$ in 1910 and the  value per ton recovered" has been a  little over $12 while the extinction for  the year has gone a trine over 92 per  cent and the surplus something oyer  $300,000 which accounts for the dividend of 25 per cent being paid during  the year.  '-AT THE-MINE  - The new policy inaugurated by the  present owners of keeping the development ahead is being rigidly pursued  and the year 1911 has seen a good deal  more than has been 'done for years.  Oh the Nickel Plato there was done  during the yeai in, development, work.  830 feet of drifting, 70 sinking, 12()feet  of? up-raising and 1350 feet of diamond  ment was the digging of 7000 feet of  ditch which is really a. work of conservation in that it will impound a lot of  surface water that would otherwise  run off into the Similkameen to swell  thespiing freshet and do no good to  anyone, while by impounding it there  will be an increase of about -10 per  cent in the season's available supply of  water.  The result of the year's development  in the matter of discovery and blocking out of new ore bodies may in all  probability be communicated by the  company to its shareholders, but until  that is done there will. not likely be  details for publication, but enough is  known to be given out that the results  have been more than satisfactory. So  much so in fact that a great deal less  would still' have been considered reason for gratification. At the beginning of the year there were about  10,000 tons of ore in leserve broken  down and still in the mine, and the  same amount of reserve has been  mniniained during the year.  THE MILL AND ITS TKOBLEM.S  A very interesting part of the concern since the present owners took  possession and particularly during the  past year when the metallurgical  changes which had been made were on  trial,was tbeforty stamp mill. While  the closing months of 1909 and the  first pnrtof 1910 was occupied largely  with experiments and testing to ascertain tin: most suitable treatment to  stop the losses in the tailings which  had been going on under the previous  management and while considerable  of the hew equipment had been installed during the latter part of 1910  including the electrification of the various machines which had formerly  been driven by waterwheels direct, it  was not until well on in March of the  year now closing that the re-grinding  portion of the plant was in operation  and tlie system was fairly on trial.  When the mill was first built it was  regarded .as more or less of an experiment and to put in time untilthe development of transportation would  permit the profitable installation and  operation of a smelter, audit is very  doubtful  whether the  proper amount  drilling.  - On  Sannysidcs No.   3, .155   of c.uo had been given to ascertain the  feet of. drifting,   185 feet sinking, 90   kjm]  ing..   The result of the whole coinbin-  feet of up-raise and 433 feet of diamond  drilling. On .Sunny-ides No. 4 there  was done 170 feet drifting, 170 feet of  sinking, 25 feet of up-raise and 724 feet  of diamond drilling.  On Sutinyside.s No. 4 the work was  development only, ho shipments being  made'from that part of'workings and  an important feature was the connection made during the year between  the workings on Sunnysides No. .3  and 4.  An important feature of the year's  discovery and .development' was the  discovery of a new ore body .under the  bunk house on the Silver Plate, the  discovery being made quite liy chance  when effecting some inipiovenienlsin  the-bunk house and putting in a drain  to dispose of sewage. On it an incline  has been run for 40 feet in ore which  is of $14 grade for the greater part of.  the way and there is ten feet of it in  the face.  Another important work during the  year that properly belongs to davclnp-  of equipment   best   adapted   to  make a sufficiently economical extraction.    It is also welL known   that the  first metallurgist in charge of the mill  was not long on   the job  until he ascertained- that the Nickel Plate ore  was a problem in itself and it was well  for the.old.owners that as studious and  resourceful  a  man  as  A.  H.   Brown  blazed the. trail for  those who were to  follow or the losses, since the fatal interruption in  the fall of 1905, would  have  been   even   greater   than   they  have been; but the  plan by-which Mr.  Brown   proposed to  lessen the tailing  losses that were   unavoidable with the  original plant  was in the main identical with what  the present owners decided mi after their investigation. But  if  the designer of  the   original  mill  could  have foreseen the present plant  and the  machinery necessary to operate it lie  would have taken his design  by the top and pulled  the whole thing  about- Unity feet farther up the mountain side.    Then he would have spiked  'Continued on Page Two.  HONORS FOR SIMILKAMEEN  Best White Leghorn Poultry in Competition will all thc States are Now  in the Similkameen  T. C. Brooke, the poultry fancier,  formerly of Keremeos but now of  Princeton, B. C, has been winning  honors for his firm and for the Similkameen valley.  Last week lie returned from Spokane where he had been attending the  great poultry show in competition  against some of the best blood in the  United States and Canada. The parti-  ticular variety in which he sought  honors was that of white leghorn  which is raised extensively by Dr.  Westwood and himself on their farm  near Princeton, B. C.  Against 1500   entries  the   Similkameen  birds belonging to   Westwood.  and Brooke, won two first prizes and  two seconds.   The prizes won were:  v Best White Leghorn Pullet���������First.  Best shape White Leghorn Pullet���������  First prize and special ribbon. This  was an interstate competition.  Best White Leghorn Cock-   Second.  Best Pen of White Leghorns-Second  This is certainly a record for any  poultry breeder to feel pioud of and-it  should also be a matter for great satisfaction for all poultry breeders In the  valley to know that they can procure l  right here at home the best grades of  poultry without the trouble and expense of duty or heavy transportation  charges necessitated by importing  stock from breeders in the United  States. .  The firm of Westwood and Brooke  are equipping at Pi inceton one of the  most up-to-date poultry plants in the  Interior and intend going into poultry  raising of thoroughly ed stock on a.  more extensive scale than ever they  have done before, and will be in a  position to accommodate those who  may :want-to: get classy stock in the  poultry line.  Mr. Brooke brought back with him  both the prizes and the birds that won  them as thej* want the very best for  their own poultry yard and do not  know where they .would be able to get  any better than they have themselves.  JOKE WAS ON THE IOKER  a. c. sTunu  HAUOl.D MAVNK OAI.V  pTUDD & DALY,  Members Vancouver Stock Exchange  (eal Estate,   Insurance, Stock, Loan  and Mortgage Brokers  728 Hastings Street \V,  Opposite New Post 0/lice  P. 0. HOX !l(������i  ancouver,  B. C.  [iurne, Temple & Tunbridge  Solicitors,  Notaries Public,  Conveyancers, Etc.  PENTICTON, British Columbia.  P. W. GREGORY  CIV.IL K.VGINiOKIt and BRITISH  COLUMBIA  LAND .SI'UVKVOI!  Star Building Princeton  On Christmas day most -of the lads  were down from the mine and many  of   them   patronizing   their  favorite  stopping places.     One chap conceived  the idea of   having a joke   on   host  Winkler of the Grand  Union and hit-  on the. brilliant plan of going to Winkler's hen  house on Christmas night to  obtain a suitable   present to  hang on  Winkler's  Christmas  tree.    About 10  o'clock that night Mrs. Winkler went  to the  hen house  to see that all was  right and finding someone inside shut  the door and fastened  the latch  outside thinking she had effected the capture of a noted  chicken thief in town,  and started  off for the constable who  came  and  gathered  him in.     He had  managed  to   wring   the   necks   of   a  couple  before  the  door was shut on  him but the rest of the night he spent  in  another kind   of coop  leaving  the  balance  of  the  hens   to   enjoy   their  coop   unmolested.    Next morning explanations   were   forthcoming  and as  the owner of  the slaughtered poultry  did  not  want  to   prosecute  and   the  other  fellows iqi ,it-tlie  mine could be  counted    on    to   give   the    necessary  punishment  by  guying  the   head oil"  liim for the next few months, the constable concluded to lei him off.  GENERAL NEWS  Mink and marten are scarce in I.-h-i-  Lisli Columbia this year and trappers  have seemed vei y Few.  Postmasters in Ontario have been  instructed to charge a discount of one  half of one per cent on American currency in circulation there. The object is to discourage the unnecessary  circulation of United .States currency.  The Canadian banks in Ottawa objected to largo deposit.-- of Foreign currency from the .Post Office department and hence the order.  When   writing   Adversers  Mention the Gazette.  Please THE HKDLEY GAZETTE    DEC 28.   iMl.  ������*' "I  ,151 ."���������*,-���������}-. ���������  '-���������?..  and  Similkameen Advertiser.,  ssued on Thursdays, hy the Hkoi.uv G.v/.kttk j  .-, j'nlN"l'IN(l AND I'OIU.ISillN'O'COMl'ANV. j  '���������Li.mitkd.   at. Ifedlev.   B. ('. .        1  NICKEL PLATE'S  BANNER YEAR  the  Continued from Pago One  bottom   to its  place  and kept on  pulling on the top until he had stretched out the design or plan about 30  feet further. Had he done so he would  have earned the blessing of those who  have had to install the niachinei y for  the new system and also of those, who  have to operate it. '  The  tube   mill  for   regrinding   the  Land Notices���������Certificates of improvement, etc. tV.1i|:ll���������4S '������������������. 11,,. ,,,..'��������� fv,,,t nri-'of I,lie new  $7.00 for <i0-dny iiotices, and ������5.00 for 311-day I l'������������'lings is uii  main u.iuuc or lir. u������ *.*.  Subscriptions in Advance  I'-tr Year  ��������� '. ��������� ��������� ���������  '���������   (United States)   Advertising Rates  Measurement, i'l lines to the.inch.  .$2.00  . ii.50  notices.  Contract Advertiscinents--Ono inch per month  Sl.Hii; over 1 inch and up to 1 inches, SI.00  per inch per month. To constant advertisers  taking larger space than four inches, on  application, rates will lie given of reduced  ��������� charges, based on si/.o of space and length  of time. '  ' Transient Advertisements���������not, exceeding one  inch, $UHl for one insertion. 'lf> cents for  oach subsequent inscrtiion. Over one inch,  10 cents per line for first, insertion and 5  cents per line for each subsequent insertion.  Transients payable in advance.  Changes for contract advertisements should  he in the ollico by noon on Tuesday to secure  ttcntion for that week's issue. '  ��������� Advertisements will De changed once every  month if advertiser desires,- without any extra  charge. For changes oftenei1 than once a month  he price of composition will be charged at  regular- rates.  A. MEGRAW. Managing Editor.  Full Moon  (i  Last q ua.r.  lM.  1911  DRC  New Moon  ���������10  First quar.  .   '&���������  1911  Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed...Thu. Fri. Sat.  3  10  17  24  31  11  IS  12  19  26  (j  13  20  II  ���������28-  1  8  15,  22  2!)  9  10  23  30  ir being found in';  change--.  EDITORIAL COMMENTS  Winston Churchill has stolen the  Unionists''clothes and has declared  for a-$500,000.00lV" naval loan. -This  will show Germany that Britain is  not to be trifled with when her position as mistress of the'seas is, challenged by any   other power.  Dining the coming  year the people  of   Hedley  would    like to receive   a  little more, generous treatment from  Vaucover papers in   the  way  of publicity of the resources and production  of this  camp.     Tins camp leads with  the principal dividend-paying mine in  the  pi evince and yet Vancouver papers are as dumb as oysters concerning  matters in tlie-camp.    This  time last  year   they  had plenty  to say about  Steamboat; but then there were some  Vancouvi rites  bed an  axe  to grind.  Now in Med:ey it is different   and the  men connected  with producing  properties here are not looking for  publicity and do not care whether they get  it or not.    In fact their attitude under  former owners  was that of persistent  concealment   which    in the case of a  close corporation   was easily attained,  especially   when   public officials   and  mining papers on the coast   stood  m  with them  in aiding and abetting the  concealment,   a condition    of   affairs  that there   is  abundant   evidence  to  prove beyond the shadow  of a doubt;  but now  that the property  is at last  in the hands of a corporation in which  the stock is scattered  and  the  shares  listed   on   the  exchange, concealment  becomes much harder.  We do not wish  to infer, however, that the owners are  now   trying to conceal   output   or re-  rerves, for apparently  they are indifferent as to whether these things are  known or not.    Now when this information   is available for   the  press  it  seems   reasonable  to  expect   that all  the  leading  papers   of the   province  would be public-spirited enough to set  forth any information    which   is calculated to benefit the mining industry  of  British   Columbia,   and    where    is  there another camp in   the province  that is  furnishing the  right kind  of  information to the extent that Hedley  is  doing?     Any   information    about  this camp the coast papers give  is old  stuff that has  been  hashed   and rehashed from   mining journals in  the  States that published things about the  mines of Hedley six months after they  had ceased to be news.  equipment.' The legriiuling is done in  the tube ..mill with Norway pebbles.  Amalgamation has been discontinued/  The saying is now 'made in the concentrates by means of the- winner's'and  Deister tables- to handle, slimes of  which there are now a. much largei  quantity made, and by leaching in,the  cyanide. Changes have been found  necessary in the classifiers, the Bunker  HiHscroons which were put in at the  beginning of the ye  effective.  One of the most beneficial  is the introduction of a powerful electro magnet to prevent drill steel from  getting into the batteries and breaking and bending the stems. This .alone  has added most materially to tin  crushing time of each stamp and the  extra drop has also added very much  to the daily duty per stain p..  The magnet has only been in place  about two months and by .examination .of the tonnage mined and treated  each month, November is seen to be  the highest in spite of the fact that  during the month there Was a zero  snap which'retarded operations somewhat and following it in a few' days-  was a break of'the flume which was  one of the. worst breaks, experienced  in the last five years and one. of tlie'  most costly to repair. The December  tonnage,is of course unknown as yet.  but is very likely to be up to the November mark.  THE CONTINUOUS WATER SYSTEJE  Possiblythe change that contributes  most to the smoothness and efficiency,  with which'the concentrating machin  ery is operating this winter over thai  of. all former winters is thecontiiiiiouV  water system by which the. mill water  is used over again, instead of ; being'  taken direct from the flume stand-pipe  which was always very near freezing  point and much, of the time was obstructed by anchor ice. The friction  in the various machines increases the  water temperature to an extent almost incredible, the tube mill alone  raising the. temperature of the water  which passes through it fully 11A de  grees.  THE 1-0WEI! HOUSE  There were no new installations in  the. power house during the year, but  part of last year's installation, tlie  Doblc waterwheel supplied by the  John MacDougall Manufacturing Co.,  of Montreal, hadn't a chance to show  what it could do until the melting  snows of the spring gave it ample-  water, and then for four months it  handled the whole plant and made for  itself the record of providing the  steadiest and most satisfactory power  that has yet been tried in the works  here. The Lombard oil governor with  which the Dottle wheel is equipped  seemed equal to the heaviest duty required of it, and that is saying a great  deal in a plant which embraces a trolley railway for ore haulage on which  two trains are run and the heavy machines in the mill like the crusher,  batteries and tube mill, which were  being turned on and off repeatedly,  but the Lombard governor held the  speed so steady for the concentrating  tables that their maximum efficiency  so far as steadiness of speed is required  was all the time attainable.  Altogether, the year has been one  which must prove gratifying to the  resident general manager, G. P. Jones,  under whose careful supervision the  results have been obtained, and to the  president of the company, Mr. I. L.  Merrill, of Los Angeles aud New York  who has given the mine and works his  special attention and makes the trip  in here to render assistance to the  general manager and give him the  benefit of his wide experience in mining; for, unlike the former owners in  the latter years of their ownership,the  present company take nothing for  granted but come and see.  ^  Extension of Time  rpho time for receiving tenders for the con-  ���������'- striiction of a Jetty at Mouth of the Fraser  Kiver at Stcvcston. Ii. C, is hereby extended  to Friday, January 19th, 1012.  By Order  R. C. DESHOCHERS,  Secretary.  Department of Public Works,  Ottawa, December 'JO, 1011. 51-11  AT. 3T HERE SH1CE 19001.  A Reserve Fund  is as necessary for a family as for a company.  The best Reserve '.Fund for the samily is a snug  sum   of money   in a strong Bank.    Begin your  Savings Account now in  mWORK;  MflKEMR HONEY  WORK TOO.  a^ PErosmnG vouRMVinW  WITH US THEY WIU-&IRI1  4������ INTEREST WHICH  WECREPITM0PlTHl> :���������  /ipip Mono isRETURM -  /-IBLEONDEPIflnP  rfS QUICKLY/IS THE MILS  Cm CARRY IT.  PEOPLE JUST /IS CAREFUL  mv CAUTIOUS US  AOUCimBE,  '-/1REWEU- PLM5EP,  Md THOROUGHLY  SATISFIED,  WITH THE Wiy in WHICH  our Business ts  TRdMSaCTCDrt BUSINESS  MiirWfrEP BY PEOPLE OF  MrtTUREPEXPERIEMOE  &H/firtC5T IHTCfiRITX  flP05T/IL,GIViriG  youR WMB OPPRESS  Wilt PROMPTS BRING YOU  P.UU>-.inFORPMTIon.  WRITE TOM  SHbULPYOUHrtVErtriy  PIMI%lrU BUSINESS 111  VrtMGouvER-vicirirry,  RENTS TO COltEGT,  AGREEMENTS FOR S/ILE"  NORTGflGESTOKOK/IPrER  AMDCOli-eGT,  PIRCiriSURtinGETOPUtGE  LET USWEMD TO IT.  WE ARE PLEASING  OTHERS WE Wlli*BE SURE  TO PLEASE YOU.  Do\v rpLpR_^ Co. Ltd  321 fambte Street,  upVajvcoxiver B.C.^  Bank of Britisli Noitli America  Deposits of $1.00 and up wards received and  interest added twice a year.     .  75 Years tn Business Capital and Reserve Over $7,500,000  Hedley  Branch,  H. A Hincks, Manager  PRINCETON   BREWING   CO.  PRINCETON, B. C.  Make the  NOTED HOP GOLD BEER  THEIR NOTED HALF AND HALF  (ICVT/K STOUT AND POltTEIt)  is a Winner.  1  1  THE   RIVERSIDE   NURSERIE!  GRAND FORKS, B. C.   Comprising 100 Acres  Largest growers.of Nursery Stock in British Columbia.   All stock winterl  eel in our cellars and no daniger of buring winter killed trees.  Buy British Columbia grown trees for British Columbia Orchards.  ��������� WITH THE  INEW   YEAR  Just Look at This  No wonder the Mutual Life of  Canada is a favorite with the  man who is looking for the best  thing in Life Insurance.  FORTY-OXE YEARS' RECORD  Shows that the interest receiv-  sd on its investments has exceeded the death claims bv $1,  7S6,SW.01.  Look up Your Stock of Office Stationery arid  see whether there is not something you  need to lighten work and increase business in 1912  Beware the rubber stamp ad on your  stationery or the ready-made Bill-head  or statement. It always looks "one  horse"-and will hurt your business by  creating a bad impression.  Youii own name and Business neatly  printed on good paper will make friends  for you wherever it goes.  Policyholders Get Everything  Because there are no Stockholders to absorb any of the  profits.  William J. Twiss  MANAGER.1I  Fee Block,    -   570 Granville St.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  A. fiEGRAW, Locol Agent.  NOTICE  SIMIUCAJUICEN LAND IMSTHICT  DISTllICT OK YAI.I-:  r|"'AKK XOTICE that Kmilc Jensen, of Glen  ���������L Valley. New Westminster District, 11. C.  occupation Karmcr. intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described  land.  Commencing at a post planted (northwest  corner) about six chains -listtuib and in a northerly direction from tin* Aslmola Kiver and  about seventeen miles from its month thence  eastliO chains, thence south '10 chains, thence  west (ill chains, thence north-20 chains to point  of commencement, containing 1-0 acres more  or less  KM ILK J KXSICN  II. (J. X. Ktches, agent.  October 17th, 11)11 l(i-10  TRY THE  Hedley Gazette  for  Fine Job Printing  ���������  ���������  ���������  We do all Kinds of  GommePGial Prlntino  Including Letter-heads, Bill-heads, Statements,  Envelopes, Notes, Receipts, Shipping-  Tags,   Price   Lists,   Blotters,  Mining Forms,  Etc.  Send in Your Orders to the  Hedley  Gazette  and They will have Prompt Attention  SUBSCRIBE FORTHE GAZET1 THE HEDLEY GAZETTE,   DEC 2S,    1011.  Town  and District.  Good-bye old 1911.  Dixie Jubilee* Singers in aiel of the  Hedley Hospital on January 10th.  There will be Anglican service in  Fr-il<Tiiity Hall on Sunday evening  Dec. 31st at the usual hour,  Mrs. Whillans returned from Princeton where she was visiting relatives,  to fulfil a Christinas engagement.  There is a stiong impression in some  quarters that the Golden Zone will be-  in operation shortly and negotiations  to that end are now under way.  G. H. Whiteinan, of the Princeton  Coal and Land Company's office stall",  spent Christmas in Hedley and renewed old friendships.  Mrs. Thain, teacher of the Hedley  school, wenti to Spokane this week  for a few days. School will not reopen until January 8lh.  Mr. and Mrs. Eel! Baxter, erf Moose-  jaw, who spent Christmas with Mr.  anel Mrs. J. D. Brass, left Tuesday for  Victoria, accompanied by their daughter, Miss Dolly." . .   "���������   .  The Christinas tree in Fraternity  hall on Friday night last was one of  the best ever held here. There was an  unusually large turnout anel the children did their part in a most creditable  ���������  manner.   . The'mother goeise rhymes  ��������� also suited, the  grown-ups.  many   of  * whom had old memories'awakeneel.   '  ' \V. A. McLean and H. C. Pollock  ' -went to Coalmont last week and spent  a,few clays looking over the situation.  They were, so well satisfied with the  outlook they invested "in town prop-  eety.  Tim Griffin, who has been working  for the Princeton Coal and Land Co..  came elown to Heelley last week and  had an operation performed by Dr.  . McEwen who removed a growth from  his hand that was giving some trouble.  Invitations have been' sent out for  the marriage of Miss -Alice Kennedy,  daughter of J. H. Kennedy chief engineer of the V.V. & E. The bridegroom  is Harold P. Cowan, of Montreal, and  the wedding will take place in Vancouver on January 11th.  Percy VV. Gregory, P. L. S., of  Princeton, was marrieel on Saturday,  23rd, at Merritt to Miss Mollie Freeman, of Princeton. The ceremony  was performed by Rev. Father Wagner and the honeymoon is being spent  on the coast. The Gazette extehels  congratulations with best wishes.  Henry Nicholson, of Rock Creek  and Fairview, was in town on Friday  last. During the past season he acted  as fire warden anil had the satisfaction  ofseeini** greater immunity from destructive fires than there had been for  several seasons past. Mr. Nicholson's  connection and knowledge of the Similkameen extends back into the old  clays that to us dwellers of to-day  are almost prehistoric, for it lacks only  a few months of being forty years anel  the population of the province at that  time except the narrow fringe at the  coast was exceedingly small.'  The Winnipeg Free Press says of  the conceit given by theOriginalDixie  Jubilee Singers, who appeared at the  First Congregational church in that  city: "The visit of the Dixie Jubilee  Singers  proved to  be a musical feast.  Christmas'season, and the organist,  played some special voluntaries in  which the tones "of the - now organ  were heard to goo.d advantage, while  the chaplain's discourse was an able  and apt repiesentation of the tenets  and principle!* of the craft and the  lessons of tolerance and good citizenship which it teaches.  An   unexpected   pleasure on Christmas  Day was a visit from  Jim Cop  land, of the south" fork of Rock Creek!  an old friend we had not seen for eight  or  nine years.     He is  one of the old  guard of placer miners who  mined in  Cariboo and Cassiar and followed the.  rout to Granite creek.    One funny feature about Granite  Creek is  that' it  possesseel some subtle influence which  seemed, to impart the secret of eternal  youth.    Like Jimmy ltiordan and several old young fellows  Jim Copland,  though-past the age  of three score  years anel ten has scarcely a grey hair  and would easily pass for fifty.     He is  owner of the Leroi  claim which is one  of  the   king, pin   properties   on   tlie  watershed    between    the   north and  south forks of Rock Creek, and one of  these days he is likely  to get ci nice  hunch of money oiic'of it.    It is over  twenty years since he was last inthe  Similkameen and in that time he sees  many   changes   in   both   people   and  places.'       o. _  METEOROLOGICAL.  KEEP YOUR EYES ON  CAMP HEDLEY  WATCH IT GROW  It is destined to be the Greatest Gold Mining Camp in Canada.  Money invested in Hedley Town Property now will bring you Big  Returns in a Few Months  Buy Now; Don't Put It Off as the Price is Going Up.  For Full Information Write or Call on  ; The following "are the readings showing temperature, etc., for the week  ending Dec. 23,1911:  at tiik mine. c  Maximum        Minimum  2(5        .. 15  19 ������  20 9  17 .. 8  26 11  24                        10  .1.5.      .. 9  Average maximum temperature 21.  Average minimum do        10.1-1  Mean temperature 15.57  Rainfall for the week   0.00 inches.  Snowfall       "       "       15. "  CORKESPONDIiVG WEEK OF LAST YEAK  Highest maximum temperature 50.  Dec 17  18  19  20  21  22  23  THE HEDLEY/COT TOWNSITE COMPANY, Ltd.,  F. H. French, Secretary and Manager - HEDLEY, B.C.  c .  THE  NEW  ZEALAND  HOTFL  *     *     *     *     *  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  | A BOUNTIFUL SUPPLY ���������  ���������  OF  Average maximum  Lowest minimum  Average minimum  Mean  do  do  do  do  AT THE  MILL.  Maximum  33  35  35  29  29  32 ..  31    ..".'..  Average maximum temperature 32.12  Average minimum do 21.28  Mejin do 28.35  Rainfall for the week 0.0   inches  Snowfall       "     ' "    15. " '  CORRESPONDING WEEK OK  LAST YEAR  Highest maximum temperature 53  Dec 17  18  19  20  21  22  23  39.12  "���������8.  14.85  27.13  Minimum  23  30  25  18  24  ���������2A  26  Everything New and  First-Class  Bar supplied with the Choicest  . Liquors and .Cigars, and Special  Attention   paid   to  the   Table.  A. MEGRAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer,  Real Estate.  Mines,  Crown    Grants   Applied   For  Under Land Act and  Mineral Act.  ���������GOOD THINGS TO EAT>  ���������  always helps to make the J  I XMAS season!  Average          do do  Lowest minimum do  Average          do do  Mean do  37.28.  26  23.14  30.21  Agent for:  " ' Mutual Life of Canada.  Hudson Bay Insurance Co.  Columbia Fire Insurance Co.   '  ������������������; Calgary Fire Insurance Co.  ; Alliance Insurance Co.  London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.  Ocean Accident'and Guarantee Co.  ���������  A Happy and Enjoyable Time  for Old and Young  The best place  to get these Good Things is at  Office  at   HEDLEY,  B. C.  COURT OF REVISION and APPEAL  Assessment Act, 1903  Such an aggregation of harmony it  has not been the pleasure of our people to hear for some time. In the first  place they have the voices, anel in the  second- place they have the discernment, which proves to them that nothing pleases better than the old  songs, so the majority of their selections were negro melodies and familiar airs, although several classic numbers were given.  "jSXoticc is hereby given thnt a Court of Rcvi-  i\ ,������1������9,n*anti,A^,,0,al "dor -the "Assessment*  Act 1003 for bhe Princeton Assessment District will be held  At the Court House, Princeton, on the ith  day of January, 1912. at 11 a. 111.        -  Dated at Kamloops,   B.C.  the 19th day of  December, 1911.  F. TEMPLE CORNWALL  Judge of Court of Revision and Appeal.  Kamloops, Nicola and Princeton Assessment  District. '    51-2  E. E. Burr  General:  Blacksmith  Hedley, B. C.  Horse-shoeing and all  Blacksmith Work  Promptly attended to.  Pipe-fitting done.  PflLflGE,  Uveru, Feed & Sale Stables  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  We have prepared for your wants with an excellent assortment of Fruits and Confectionery  Including Oranges, Lemons, Apples, Bananas,  Grapes, Cranberries, Gocoanuts, Celery, Lettuce, Nuts  and a fine assortment of Choice Candies.  A new  supply of Raisins,  Sultanas,  Currants,  HEDLEY   B. C.  The Christmas spec al number issued by the Penticton Herald was a  specially nieritorious'productioii which  ���������was creditable alike to the editor anel  office stall' and to the progressive  citizens of Penticton who extenel so  loyal a support to their home paper.  The edition was well illnstratcel anel  dealt with Penticton, past, present  and future, with some special features  that were most interesting. In the  historical part of it, however, the compiler was somewhat at a clisael vantage  in being a new comer to the town anel  district which made it more difficult  for him to give proper prospective to  all the matter treateel anel make it fit  in so as to be  chronologically correct.  The Presbyterian service on Sunday  night last was marked with the customary Masonic observance of the anniversary of St. .Tohn, the. evangelist,  when Heelley lodge under special dispensation from the Grand Lodge to  appear in public in regalia attended  divine service and listeneel to a sermon by Rev A. II. Cameron, chaplain  of the lodge. The psalmody for the  occasion had special reference to the  IT A good stock of Horses anel Rigs on  Hand.    U Orders for Teaming  promptly', attended to.  Office of Dominion Express Company.  WOOD   FOR   SALE!  ��������� Figs, Dates and Peels just in; nice, fresh and clean.  ��������� . '..    '������������������'  riia,'iviu,j'  ���������  ���������  Ltd.f  AL W.  FORDYCE  LEADING   MAN���������RUSSEl.-n.AUS  C'f)  OPERA HOUSE  One Night Only  Monday, January ist, 19I2  RUSSEL-HALE CO.  with the favorite emotional actress  ELIZABETH RUSSEL HALE  ��������� in ���������  "On the Road to Calgary"  A drama, of to-elay.  PRICES���������25c���������75c���������$1.00  The Time for Christmas Shopping is  Short. If you wait you have to hurry  and hurry means worry.  Our Christmas Candies are as fresh  and pure as one would have them if  you supervised the making.  Our Christmas Novelties are of both  Practical and Lasting Nature. The  range, price arid quality are absolutely  Unsurpassed.  We Wish our Customers a Merry  Christmas and a Prosperous New Year  WHEN AVRIT1NO ADVEJtTISEIlS PLEASE  MENTION   THIS PAPER  Schubert's Supply Stores  Hedley and Tulameen  SUBSCRIBE FOR  THE   GAZETTE!  "mt

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