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 I  'J-1'  <\  \i\:-n'  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  xfa  i' c.-Wn'Vii  Volume IV.  HEDLEY, B. C, THURSDAY,   DECEMBER 31, 1908.  Number 51.  Dr. C. A. JACKSON  DENTIST  [18*years'practice in Vojieouvcr.]     ;  S. O. L. Cp.'s Block  PENTICTON, ���������:;-,;>'-      B. C.  W. H. T. GAHAK  Barrister,'' Solicitor,  ,... Notary Public, Etc. ".'���������"c  ��������� -Murk Block      .,-',-'   ."���������  PENTICTON,     ''"-':'   -      B.;C;  J. W. EDMONDS  Insurance and  General Agent  Agent foi Tin  Giu-ai Wrsi Liu Ix-  SUKVNCk. COMP\N\.   >  PENTICTON,       -      -       B. C.  R. H. ROGERS,  M.A., B.C.L.  BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.  Vernon, B. C.  A. MEGRAW  .'.".;.'/   NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer,  Real. Estate,-. Mines,  Crown   Grants   Applied   For  Under Land Act and'  Mineral Act. :���������.;.-..  ��������� Agent for:      ,  London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.  Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.- ���������  Office  at   HEDLEY,   B.  C.  HOTEL PENTICTON  .     Headquarters for Tourist Travel.  Rates Moderate.  A. Barnes, Prop.       Penticton, B.C.  's Nurseries  Now. growing in our Nurseries for  the Fall trade:���������  1)0,000 Peach, Apricot, Nectarines, Cherry, Plum, Prune, Pear and Apple  ���������in all leading varieties.  100,000  Small   Fruits.  10,000 Ornamental Trues, in all leading  varieties for P. C.  Strictly home grown and not subject to  damage from fumigation.  Stock of Bulbs to arrive in August from  'Japan. Franco and Holland.  lieu Supplies, Spray Pumps, Seeds, Ktu.  U()-pago CATALOG UK RUCK.  Office, Greenhouses and Seedliouse:  3010 Westminster Road,  VANCOUVER,   -   B. 6.  HOTEL  ���������8  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  .������  i.x  X  X  $  X  K  X  K  X  K  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  Under   New   Management  Q U I 10 T A NI)  C O X V K X I K S T  Special Attkxtiox Givrcx  TOTIIK TUAVKLLIXO  Pl'liLtO   ItATKS   MODKKATB   VANDER J. ROSE  Proprietor  AN  AGREEABLE  MASONIC FUNCTION  Hedley Lodge  Installs Officers  for  Ensuing Year���������Princeton Masons  Take Part-     .  NEW POLICE DISTRICT  Redistribution, Necessitated by  increase  -,.. of Population^    '    '���������\'  JftS. CLARKE  WatchmaKer  HEDLEY, B.C.  Clocks and Watches for Sale.  On Monday evening -.December  28th, the evening following the  anniversary of St."'John the Evangelist, which������������������': this : year ;fell oh"  Simday, Hedley Free Masons, in com-,  mon with those throughout the province; iniarked the occasion with the  interesting ceremony of installation,  followed by .i banquet. Four visiting  biethein weie present from Pnnceton  and several also were expected fioni  Ivuemeos, but wcio evidently prevented fiom getting heie fiom some un-  foicseen circumstance as s-ome of the  Keiemeos biethein had expiessed  then intention to be present.  The ceiernony of installation was  peifoinied by A. Megiaw, D. D. G. M.  of No. 9 masonic district, .issisted by  W. Bio. J. D. Buss, the immediate  Postmaster of the lodge and W. Bio.  C. A. iSounders, of Princeton.  The office! s of Hedley Lodge foi the  ensuing year aio  - ' J. D. Bias-s, P: M., Immedi.tte Past-  Ma stei  Arthur Clare, W. Master  W. J. Forbes, S. Warden  .T. K. Fi.iser, J. Warden  E. D. Boeing, Tuasiuer  H. D. Barnes,'Secretary  S. E. Hamilton. S. Deacon  F. M. Gillespie, J. Deacon  O. J. Marshall, Chaplain.  F. H. Fiench, S. Stt ward  S. Boone, J. Stewaid  A. Stewai t, L G.  f W;T. Athertbn,: Tyler  ���������Some of the officers who "were" unable'-'to  be present   Will   be   installed  later.  ;������������������'��������� :���������>>���������'- ^      ' " '  The lodge has -had a most'prosperous  term in the year Which lias just closed',1  arid notwithstanding the depressing  circumstance of n temporary closedown; of the' works at'Hedley, they  look forward\n Continued' prosperity  in the year which we are j list entering  upon.      ���������������������������-.���������-''. -  '     : "'. THE '-bANQUET  At. the close of the installation ceremony, tables were spread in the hall  and a tempting array of viands spread  out which had been supplied by Masons'  women folk, to whom Hedley Masons  are much indebted for this and similar-  repasts that have been provided them  by the ladies for protracted sessions of  the lodge.  The newly installed Master W. Bro.  Clare presided at.the board. The first  .toast was' that of the time-honored  "King and Craft" proposed by R. W.  Bro. A. Megraw ; the next was the  "Grand Lodge of British Columbia"  proposed by W. Bro. Brass and responded to by A. Megraw. Worshipful Master Clare proposed "Visiting  Brethern" coupled with the names of  Bros. Saunders, Kirkpa trick, Smith,  French(Prineeton)Sproule and McLeod  each of whom responded. A. Megraw  proposed toast of the "present and  retiring masters and the Wardens of  Hedley lodge" which'brought speeches  from W. Bros. Brass and Clare and  Bros. Forbes and Fraser. ' The Master  proposed the remaining officers of tlie  lodge, elective and appointed, coupled  with the names of Bro. Barnes, Gillespie, F. II. French, Marshall, and  Stewart. The toart of the "Ladies"  was responded to by Bros. Gillespie  and Barnes.  .Owing to. the in.ctea.se in the ..police  work and,the grovyth, of that section  of the province adjpiriiug.the international Boundary )}no.a new provincial  police district has been formed .to! be  known as the boundary district. The  new distra'cl/willcomprise-.the electoral,  ridings of Grand Forks Greenwood and  Similkameen," and-will be formed from'  portions' of the -present" provincial  police districts of Vernon, Kamloops  and Nelson. The new dustnct, which  has heielofoio been under, tlie Mipei-  visiou of Clnei Piovmoi.i' Constable  W. J. Devitt, oi Nelson, will be in  chaige oi Chief Constable Ch.ules J.  Bun bin y. oi Kamloops- who will be  trans-ten ed to Greenwood, where he  will mike his he.idquai tojs. r ^udci,  him -will be about twelve, provincial  constables stationed a I the v.uious  con ties ot population.  With the increase in population md  the close proximity oi the boundarv.  across whit h, oi Lite, crrmiqals. ha\i  entered the province, plied then tiade  .md 4lis.ippi.aied, it has been ioimd  necessary to concentrate the'police  work as the great extent ot territoi'y  over which Chiei Constable JJevrtt lias  A BIG CONTRACT  Extension of Wireless Service Proposed  for U. S. Na<ry.  RAILWAYS BUY  PROPERTY.  Important Purchases Made in Vancouver  by G. N. R. and N. P.  (Post Intelligencer) ��������� .-  WASHINGTON.'Dec. 19.,T-The wireless equipment'of the United States  will have no peer in .any navy of the  workVwhen the contract for which the  navy ^department, isabout to advertise!  for bids, .is satisfactorily; completed.  When the work planned by the department is'finished the government, will  ;beable'to communicate quickly with  any ship in the navy, no mattei in  wh.it wateis it might hi stationed.  "The contiac t will call, loi .ill inate-  l id land lahoi toi the building, and  equipment of a high-poweied wireless  ���������telegraph,'the first of a number of,  similar stations, one of which is to be  at San Francisco, with a radius ot 3,000  miles, ^nd the^nstallation-aboaideath  ship ot the navy of two sets ot wireless telegtaph instinments. capable ot  sending messages a distance of 1,000  miles and leceivmg messages liom a  distance ot 3,000 miles in all latitudes  with an adpnict wiichss telephone  having a ladius of 100 miles. Bids will  be called foi immediately and aie to  be in by January 5th. The successful  bidder will be uiged   to complete  the  been forced to super-vim, ���������ha& prfp,vod j vvoik wit-h all possible haste. The con-  too unweiidS. The new district will tractor will be allowed to construct  make the twelfth into which the pro-' any style ot towei and use .my sjs-  \ ince has been divided. "^"""'j'leTn ot wifeless telegraphj  he  wishes,  ������  ������  The GAZETTE wishes its Patrons and  Friends a Happy, Prosperous New Year.  ^���������ej^  Vancouver, Dec. 23.���������With the object of securing new territory facilities for one or' more big transcontinental railways, the biggest waterfront  deal that has been put through in the  city for many moons was partially  closed to-day. , That is, the negotiations for a transfer of False creek  waterfront property to the value of  over $350,000 was concluded, but the  agent'of the purchasers, who are said  to be the G. N. Ry. and the N. P. Ry.,  is still looking for more waterfront in  that, locality, provided the price is  right. \  Quietly and unobtrusively, E. A.  Howard, oi' Chicago.' who is said to  be purchasing agent for an American  transcontinental line, came hereabout  a month ago, andsince that time has  not been idle .in the real estate purchasing line. Equally quietly and unobtrusively be has purchased lot after-  lot, and in some cases whole blocks of  waterfront on the north side of False  creek, above the Westminster avenue  bridge, until when "the last of the  numerous deals Were closed yesteiday,  Mr. Howaid was able to deposit in  the registry office tlie deeds for no  fewerthan ten blocks of waterfront  property. '     "  The property involved in this big  deal comprises all that stretch of  waterfront on the north side of the  upper basin of False Creek, lying between Heatley avenue on the east and  Boundary avenue on the west.  SCHULZ-DENN1SON.  THE C. P. R. KEEPS ABREAST  Have Decided to Instal Wireless  Service  on Their Skagway Boats'.  ( Vancouver Province)  Victoria, Dec. 21.���������Capthin'Troup is  back from Winnipeg, where he made  recommendations relative tp- the  coasting trade of the Canadian Pacific. It is understood that he asked  for additional steamers, and went  into the question of wireless on the  boats. This service will be carried oiit  now. It will Pufc 't on the Skagway  boats first. This will follow as soon  as the Dominion Government installs  stations at Prince Rupert and Queen  Oharlottc islands.  Negotiations-with the United Yvii-e-  less Telegraph Co. for wireless service,  is said to comprise seventeen of their  largest boats.  ROBBERY AT BRIDESVILLE  but they must in every way fulfill the-  requiremeuts specified by the depart-'  ment.   . ������������������ . -.  "Ata point in or near Washington,:  to be.decided by the na.vy department,  later, the high-powered station is to be  located. It must(be capable of transmitting messages at all times and at  all seasons to a radius of 3,000 miles  in any navigable direction from Washington. Such messages, the requirements, specify,, are to be free from interruption by atmosphericdisturbances  and from intentional and uniutention-  '. al interference by neighboring wireless  stations.. Another condition required of  the successful bidder will be to install  a system that will be capable of transmitting and receiving messages  with  < entire secrecy. These same conditions  apply also to the instruments to be installed on board the ships, which must  be so constructed as to be in stalled in  ' a. room with 500 square feet of deck  space.  Holdup  Men Ransack Store and   Depot,  Getting $75.  CHESA'W, Wash., Dec. 22.-  "Coiitractors are .required to submit  with    their    bids  detailed   plans   and  ! specifications  of the   apparatus    and  Brides-   ">������'lt''''inl they propose to  furnish   and  The prosy foubine'of railroading at  No 1 Camp on V. V. & E. construction  was relieved- last week by an interesting event when Charles Schulz, the  popular chef donned his best clothes  and hied him off to Princeton, taking  with him a "fair prospective bride in  Miss'May Nettie Dennison who had  charge of culinary arrangements in  the Hotel Hedley.  The licence was procured from government agent Hugh Hunter at  Princeton, and the marriage ceremony  was performed by Rev. J. Thurburn  Conn at the Presbyterian manse in  Princeton in the presence of a few  witnesses.  The bride was tastily and becomingly gowned in white crepe de chene,  and carried a bouquet of pink and  white roses. The wedding party returned to Hedley the same night 'and  took up their abode in new quarters  provided by the groom at No. 1 camp.  They were given a hearty reception by  the men of No. 1 camp as a token of  good will, and next evening the bride  and groom reciprocated with a supper  for the men of the camp.  The bride was the recipient of handsome presents from Mr. find Mrs. Rose  and boarders at the Hotel Hedlev.  ville, B. C, on the Great Northern be-  acrompany such bids with a guaiantei  tween Myncaster and Molson, was vis- j U> ���������'"���������<''><"pl<s!> '���������'������' requirements of  the  itcd by  holdup   men   Saturday   night j mm';,u l"   t-quipinent.     No   payment  NEW YEAR'S GREETINGS.  From Rev. and Mrs.  J.   Thurburn-Conn.  WASHINGTON   ELECTRIC   RY.  Dutch Capital   to   Build  the   Road  from  Nighthawk Southward.  (Ohesitw News.)  A deal is on for the sale of $:i,25l),000  worth of bonds of the Okanogan Electric railway, which is to build southward through this country form Night-  hawk, and the sale will perhaps be  closed by Christmas. President Dewey  and other officials have just returned  from New York where they have been  in conference with a syndicate of Belgian and 'Dutch capitalists. The men  behind the deal aiv conlidenr that construction work will commence next  spring.  whatever will be made by the department until satisfactory completion  and tests of the stations have been  made. The tests will, extend over a  sufficient period to establish the satisfactory working of the apparatus. "  From the foregoing it would look as  which followed revealed only $8 and a l if United Wireless had a cinch on this  little change. | contract for several very apparent- ren-  They next went to the general store j sons. One of these is that United  of Hanson iV Co., across the street-! AVireless having control of wireless  from the depot, where they were nunc telephone, is the only concern that  successful, getting away   with   $75  in   can meet that requirement of the con  and a cleanup of about $75 made from  the station agent and Hanson's store.  At a late hour three men put iu an  appearance at the depot and made  their first attack on Agent Ingram,  who showed resistance and was  knocked    senseless.     The   ransacking  cash.  The bandits made their escape on  horseback and have not been heard of  since.    Their indeutity is  not  known.  today   to   take  Special agents arrived  up the chase.  Hedley will he well represented at  the masquerade ball in Princeton tonight. Keremeos is also going in  force.  tract. Another is that the system  must- be "free from atmospheric disturbances" and it is because the equipment manufactured and operated by  United Wireless will work in any  weather, while Marconi's will not,  that .Marconi is losing some of his  most valuable contracts. That is why  t in- Canadian Government threw up  their contract with Marconi, and put  in Tnited "Wireless equipment.  We are upon the. threshold of another year. No one can forecast  what that year may hold for us; yet  it will bring us all new hope and courage.  To the town and district   of  Hedley  we extend our cordial  greetings.    Wo  are proud of our great and   influential  constituency.     To    be   permitted   to  serve it is an honor we much appreciate.    In sending out our  message  to  the homes of our people  we pray God  may bless each   this  year  with   peace  and plenty.    We will continue to seek  the interests of all  within   our  reach.  The church, as we know, stands   committed as a means of making  the  life  of her community purer, stronger and  more  Christlike,   and  that  endeavor  will be recognized.    Our friends   have  been   more    than    generous   iu   their  spoken   and    practical    appreciation.  We value   these   and   they  stimulate  to better work.  We wish for one and all God's richest benediction of Chi istmas peace, as  well as prosperity for ]!)()!).  .1. TtirmsriiN Conn.  Presbyterian Manse.  Princeton,  II. (' THEOMBDIJCY GAZETTE}'.'DECEMBER 31, 1908.  ���������   ,      i    f' ��������� ���������- -   ' -i  Similkameen AdvertUw.  Iswued on Thursdays, by the Hkulky Oa'/.icttil  PKI.S-TINIS A.VIi 1'UHI.ISIUM; < Vl.MflNT.  biMiTRK.   at Hcdlev.  H. ('.  paralysis of ^to^ifidustry upon  which a considerable portion of  the population depend ��������� for  maintenance, it is littlo wonder  that the name "British elector"  becomes in this country almost  a synonym for density.    In no  *U,,8Crif,'i0a* iB A-V^C"   .������*.������,! o^ior part of the British Empire  ���������jo except England herself could  such an aggregation of stupidity  as the Asquith administration  live for twenty-four hours after  perpetration of a piece of folly  like the introduction and subsequent withdrawal of the hop  bill.  Per Year   ���������'   ( United States)   Advertising Rat**  Measurement. Ii! lines to the inoh.  Land Notice*���������Certificates of improvement, etc.  97.00 for fiO-ility notices, and $5.00 for 3U-d������y  uotiecM.'  Transient A*>������rtUe������i������HU���������not exceeding one  inch, $1.00 for one insertion, 25 cents for  each subsequent insertion. Orer one inch,  10 cents per line for first- insertion and 5  cents per line for each subsequent insertion.  Transient* payable in advance.  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month  91.2:1; over 1 inch and up to 4 inches, |1.00  per inch per month. To constant adversers  taking- larger space than four inches, on  application, rates will be given of reduced  charges, based on size of spaco and length  of time.   .    ������������������   ������������������ .  Advertisements will be changed once every  month if advertiser desires, without any extra  charge. For changes oftener than once a month  tho  price of composition  will'be-charged at  regular rates.  Changes'for contract advertisements should  be in the office by noon on Tuesday to secure  attention for that week's issue.  A. MEGRAW, Managing Editor.  Full Moon  '  .     7th  Last quar.  15.  JKEW^raffiW'   New Moon  1008  DEC.                 190S  Sun. Mon.  Tues. Wed. Thu. Tri. Sat.  1       2       3       4       5  6       7  ���������0     10     11     12   j  13     14  15 -..' ]������      17     IS     19    ;  2(J     21  22    .23     2i-     25  '26 '���������'}  27     2S  20    "30     31                     .1  ANOTHER BACK-DOWN  The matter of placing sign  boards at the many cross roads  and forksln the public highways  throughout the country has  been given considerable attention by the county press of late.  No one appreciates the necessity  of such action on the part of the  commissioners more than the  man who has found it necessary  to travel about the country a  little, and the total stranger  who comes to look the country  over or visit it notices their absence still more. In 'some sections there is absolutely nothing  to put the traveler to rights,  especially so in this country  where the roads are being constantly changed, and often taking the wrong road means long  hours of weary travel and waste  of valuable time and horseflesh.  The cost would be slight compared with the great benefit derived.���������Chesaw News.  NEW PORTFOLIO EOR  MR. TAYLOR.  Member for Revelstoke Appointed  First  -Minister of Works for British   .  Columbia.  Victoria, Dec. 21.���������Mr. Thos. Taylor,  M. P. P. for Revelstoke, was sworn in  to-day as Minister of Works in the  McBride GoAernment. The appointment was finally decided upon on Saturday at a- Cabinet meeting. Hon,  Mr. Tnylor has acted as whip of the  party and has performed valuable  services in the past. As thoroughly  in touch with the needs of the Province, both mainland and island, and  being particularly well versed in the  needs of the lumber and mining industries of the Kootenays, it is thought  that he will prove a source of strength  to the Local Government.  If! BANK Qt  1908  "DIVIDIN1 UPDE FOLK"  Now. comes the word that the  Asquith government lias withdrawn the hop bill. The reason  given for tlie with-drawal is to  meet the views of the morep'ro-  .nounced free trade Liberals,  but unfortunately it will not be  so interpreted in Germany.  There, it will he seen that the  self pride and bluster of the  German high protectionists who  enjoy the complete freedom of  tlie British market in which to  dump the over-production of  their factories, -will, regard it as  but- another instance of how  easily the English may be  bullied into legislating in tariff  matters to suit the wishes of  the Germans. After the demonstration made several months  ago by the hop-growers of Kent  and of other shires in England,  whose interests were sacrificed  by allowing the free importation of German hops, it would  look as if the Asquith administration was indeed tottering to  its fall in committing a blunder  so serious as that shown by the  with-drawal of the hop bill  which was a measure calculated  to conserve to the British hop-  grower    in     some    small    de-  The distress amongst the  poor in the British Isles this  season is reported to be very  great. Here is a terrible picture of the situation in London  in respect to the problem of underfed children :   "At its annual  Two little darkies had gone walnut-  ting, and, ,after filling their pockets  and everything else about theui that  would hold nuts, they started for  home. Passing a cemetery, one suggested that they go inside and divide  the walnuts equally. In this the other  agreed, and thereupon the two lads  climbed the fence, dropping two walnuts outside as they were doing so.  Piling the walnuts in a heap, they  proceeded to make a division. While  they were thus engaged a negro came  along the road, and hearing voices in  the cemetery, stopped to listen. And  this is what he heard: "Ah'll tak'  this one," "Ah'll tak' that one,";  "Ah'll tak' this one," "Ah'll tak' that  one".; Ah'll tak' this one," "Ah'll tak'  that one". The darky's eyes began to  bulge. "Foh d.e law's sake." he suddenly exclaimed, "de debbil and de:  Lawd'sdividin' up de folk," and tak-;  ing to his heels, he fled down the  road. About a. mile and a half away,  a white man rushed out and checked  him as he. sped. "Hold on there," he  shonted. ''Wha t's the matter.? What  are you running like that for?" "Oh  don't stop me, boss, don't stop me, I  mus' get away from hyah," wailed  the frightened negro. "But what's  the matter?" pursued the white man.  "Oh, de debbil and de Lawd's back  in  72 Years in Business.  A Reserve Fund  Capital and Reserve Over $7 ,000,000.  is as necessary for a \,  family as for a  company;    The best Reserve Fund for a family-is a snug sum of money in a  .    strong Bank.  Begin your Savings Account now in the Bank  of British North America.. .. ,  Deposits of $1.00 and upwards received' and interest added every six months.  Hediey Branch,    -   .-,   L. G. MacH*affie, Manager  NURSING WANTED  1\/T ATERNITY or other eases.  "���������*���������      orate.���������Apply to  4fM  Terms mod-  c  HOY 18. Hcdlev.  DISTRIBUTION OF SEED GRAIN  ,.      T        ,       _, , ,.        de cemeter'up dar dividin'   up de folk  meetmg, the London Education Lc;m,mc go, Lem>me go.������  ..Here, th}lt  committee recommended that  power be sought from the county council to draw ������10,000 sterling, to be expended during the  next few weeks in keeping together the bodies and souls of  thousands of half-starved waifs  who  arrive  at   the  schools  in j one said : "Now, we'll get the two out-  +0 1 side, and we'll  be  done."   "And  they  do  say,"  said  the story-teller,   "that  won't do. You will have to come  back with me and see what is going  on," said the white man, and taking  him by the collar he forced the darky  to retrace his steps. When the two  reached the cemetery the voices were  still going on : "Ah'll tak' this one,"  "Ah'll tak' that one."    Then suddenly  anything but a fit conditio  learn  their lessons."���������Colonist.  MARINE INQUIRY CLOSED  Judge Cassels Will Have Report   Ready  for Coming Session.  gree the   market-which   rightfully belongs to him.    The hop-  growers'      demonstrations     in  London    several    months   ago  Avent   to  show  that  the   hop-  growing industry in  Kent and  elsewhere had been   completely  paralyzed by the competition of  German hops imported free, and  that many of the local   growers  were being reduced to  beggary  because of it.     If  the government did not. believe the   representations of the English growers why did they commit themselves   to  the   principle   of ex-  elusion  of  the    foreign   grown  article as they did by   introduction of the bill in the House  of  Commons and advancing it past  the    second    reading?     Wheu  loyalty to an abstract principle  like iVoo   trade   that  has   been  discardodl >y e ve ry ot 11 e r conn try  in the world, including .Britain's  own   wideawake  colonics,  will  weigh   down   a  hard   business  fact to the extent   of complete  Ottawa, Dec. 23.--The inquiry into  the marine department was concluded  this afternoon. Mr. Justice. Cassels  expects to have his report ready soon  after parliament opens next month.  At this morning sessions Mr. Watson, counsel for the government, endeavored to bring out the facts as to  the rumor that J. F. Fraser, suspended  commissioner of lights, has been allowed to enter the department after his  suspension and destroy or alter files.  One department official admitted that  Mr. Fraser- had extracted from the  files a number of pages referred to in  the report of the civil service coin-  mission, but this official had no knowledge of any portion of the files having been destroyed or altered.  Mr. Watson put in a statement  showing that in three years tlie payments to the Canadian Marine Signal company (Willson company), totalled .$520,919.  At the afternoon session Capt. Spain  was recalled and said he did not  know when it was he went to Fort  William, but lie went. He was evidently mistaken in regard to the dates,  and confessed that he could not supply the corrections. Capt. Spain  swore he was in Quebec from July S  to 11, inclusive, and was then eon-  fronted with evidence taken before  him in Montreal on the (5th and ill-h.  He could not explain.  Several other- witnesses were examined but nothing startling resulted.  FOR  Commercial Pniuh  TRY THE  Gazette JoD Dent.  the white   man  beat  the negro  running."  METEOROLOGICAL.  The following are the readings showing temperature, etc., for the week  ending Dec. 2(3:  AT  THIS  MINE.  Maximum  Minimum  Dec 2 1  35  15  21  32  10  2;  ���������  29  27  12  15  24  28  #  10  25  23  t t  1+  2 -.-  27  10  Average  max  iintun temper;  iture 28.71  Avoiage  in in  mum  do  14.  Mean temper  ature  21.35  Rainfall  for t  ,he week  0.  inches.  Snowfall  <  :            i t  6.5  ci  coituiwro.vni.vc wkeic ok last vhau  IIi2.i1c.--t maximum temperature 32.  A.v tage maximum  do  29.14  Lowest minimum  do  10  Average minimum  do  13.28  Mean  do  21.21  AT  THE  MILL.  Maximum  Minimum  Dec 2w           . .           20  18  2i            ..           20  20  22          ..          28  23  :���������:"!          ..         30  24  il           ..          32  ,.  22  1:5             . -            37  28  2:5                              35  20  Avera.c.   :--.ixiuium t-c  m pera  Lure 29.71  Ave-           . ro'innun  do  22.14  Meaii  do  25.92  RainIV     ;   r 1 he week  inches  Snow fa             ���������'         "  3.75  i i  coi.-i:;; im.viiini; wkk  C OK LAST YBAll  Highe:-t  ::rixiniuin to  mpei-ature 42  Averag--            do  do  33.14  ��������� ,i'\ve.si minimum  do  1!).  Average           do  do  22.71  .1/ i-i.o  do  27.92  By.instruction of the. Him. Minister  of Agriculture a distribution is being  made this season .of samples of  superior sorts of grain and potatoes to  Canadian farmers for the improvement of seed. The stock for -distribution has been secured mainly from the  Experimental Farms at Indian Head,  Sask., and Brandon, Manitoba. The  samples consist of oats, spring wheat;  barley, peas, Indian Corn (for ensilage  only) and potatoes. The quantity of  oats sent is 4 lbs., and of wheat or  barley 5 lbs., sufficient in each case to  sow one-twentieth of an acre. The  samples of Indian corn, peas and potatoes weigh 3 lbs. each. A quantity of  each of the following varieties has  been secured 'for this distribution :' "-..-'  Oats.���������Banner, Danish Island, Wide  Awake, White Giant, Thousand  Dollar, Improved Ligowo,. all white  varieties. ; '"'.':'  Wheat.���������Bed varieties, Bed Fife.  (Beardless), Chelsea, Marquis, Stanley  and Percy (early beardless) Preston;  Huron and Pringle's Cliamplain (early  bearded). White varieties, White  Fife (beardless), Bobs (early beardless  baulky. ��������� Six - rows. ��������� "Mensury,  Odessa, and Mansfield. Two-rowed.���������  Invincible and Canadian Thorpe.  Field Peas.���������Arthur and Golden  Vine.  Indian Corn (for ensilage).���������Early  sorts, Angel of Midnight, Compton's  Early and Longfellow ; later varieties.  Selected Learning, Early Mastodon  and White Cap Yellow Dent.  Potatoes.���������Early varieties, Rochester Rose, and Irish Cobbler. Medium  to late varieties, Carman No. 1. Money  Maker, Gold Coin and Dooley. The  later varieties are as a rule more productive than the earlier kinds.  Only one sample can be sent to each  applicant, hence if an individual receives a sample, of oats he cannot also  receive one of wheat, barley, peas  Indian corn or potatoes, Lists of  names from one individual, or applications for more than one sample  for one household, cannot be entertained. The samples will be sent free  of charge through the mail.  Applications should be addressed to  the Director of Experimental Farms,  Ottawa, and may be sent in any time  from the 1st of December to the 15th  of February, after which the lists  will be closed, so that the samples asked for may be sent out in good time for  sowing. Applicantsshould mention the  variety they prefer, with a second  sort as an alternative. Applications  will be filled in the order in which  they are received, so long as the  supply of seed lasts. Farmers are advised to apply early to avoid possible  disappointment. Those applying for  Indian corn or potatoes should bear in  mind that the corn is not usually distributed until April, and that potatoes  cannot be mailed until danger from  frost in transmitting is over. No  postage is required on mail matter addressed to the Central Experimental  Farm, Ottawa.  Wm. Saunders,  Director of Experimental Farms.  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT.  District ok Yalk.  TAKE NOTICE that K.K. linrr, agent for  W. A. lliu-r, ot Hedley, occupation���������blacksmith, intends to apply for. permission to purchase the following described lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted fit the northwest corner of LotNo. 'Mi, then south 10chains ;  thcnce:West;20chains.; thenceaorth 40 chains;  thence east 20. chains to point of commencement.   *       -  '��������� ��������� .-"-. ..������������������"��������� ������������������ -.-'.���������-. :'  Oct. 15th, 1908.  W.AKURK.  ������-10  NOTICE  SIMILKAMKKN LAND DISTRICT  District ok ��������� Yat.k '  TAKE NOTICE that I, Charles Dundee, of  Rowland, miner-,'intend to apply for permission to purchase the following -described  lands:��������� ������  ���������- Commencing at a post planted about 40ehains  in a southerly direction from Fife Station on  the Columbia and Western Railway and about  50 feefc 011 the eastside from the railroad track,  at the south-west corner of lot 2S85 thence  north 40 chains; thence west 20 chains hence  south (10 chains ; thence cast 20 chains to point  of .commencement, and containing 80 acres  ipore or less.;  CHAS. DUNDEE.  Dated October 17th, 1903. 4K-10  NOTICE  APPLICATION for transfer of Liquor Licence, under Section '4S, on desortion of  premises by Licensee.  I, John Gladden, of the Commercial Hotel.  Hediev, hereby apply to the Superintendent of  Provincial Police for a transfer from Thos.  Guincy to John Gladden of the license to sell  intoxicating liquors unclor- the provisions of the  Statutes in that behalf, in the premises known  and described as the 'Commercial Hotel, situated at Hedley, to commence at once.  JOHN GLADDEN.  Hedley, 11. C.  Dated at Hedley this 10th day of Dec. 1(108.   49^5  NOTICE  COMPANIES ACT 1SU7  NOTICE-is hereby given that Frank A. Ross,  Mining   Engineer of Hedley H. C.  lias  been appointed the"new attorney of Yale  Mining Co. in the place of M. K. Rodgers.  S. Y. WOOTON.  Register of Joint Stock Co.  Dated at Victoria this 10th day of  Dec. 190S 49-4  Similkameen Valley Saddlery  Company.  HARNESS and SADDLES  WHIPS, BITS and SPURS  Boots and Shoes made to order-  Harness Repairs   and   Boot   Repairs  Attended to.  First-Class Work.  HEDLEY BRANCH  J. CR.ITCHLEY, Mjjr.  GUristmas Groceries  Choice and Fresh  Just what you want to give  relish  to  your Christnas dinner.  May be had at  The Cheap Cash Store  Mrs. Q. B. Lyon.  IMMIGRATION   FALLS OFF.  A Decrease of Forty six   Per   Cent  Last   Year.  on  Ottawa, Dec. 24.���������The total immigration to Canada for the eleven  months ending November was 143,754,  a decrease of 12-1,583, or 40 percent  compared with tho corresponding  months of last year. Immigration  via ocean ports totalled 89,483, a decrease of 125,243, or 5S per cent. Imm-  gration from the United States was  54,271, an increase of 060 over last year.  Okana  C  e  A:  The Fall Term will begin on  Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1908  College Matriculation, junior  and senior: Commercial Course;  Stenography and Typewriting;  Vocal and   Instrumental Music.  S'ur further particulars  iiddress   tho  Principal,  Everett W. Sawyer  SUMMfeRLAND, B. C. ���������if  VI  s:v< ,  rHK'HBDBEY. .GAZETTE,* DECEMBER 31, 1908.  itt^w*a������������>mwfcte**h*ma������*aiw*a������.      Town an������ Dirtrkl.  THIS  Great Northern  :.-:.. flO.tCl     ;  frinceton  Is noted over the entire dint-  rlct for oxeellenco of both table  :   :   :   :      and biw.     j:   :   :   :  ������ All the wants of the travelling tt  S'    ��������� public   carefully   attended   to. ���������       m  Grand Union  HEDLEY, B.C.  HERRING & WINKLER, Proprietors  A. F. & A. M.  REGULAR monthly meetings of.  Hedley Lodge No. 43, A. F. & A.M.,  are held on the second Friday in'  each month in Fraternity hall.Hedley. Visiting  brethren arc cordially invited to attend. .,  J. D. BRASS,  W. M;  M. D. BARNES,  ���������- Secretary,-  Liveru; f eetf & Sale Stables  '' -~��������� HKDLEY, B: C. ������������������    . .  IT A good stock of Horses and Rigson  Hand.   II Orders for Teaming  promptly attended to.  WOOD   PO R   S A LK!  ���������Phone 14.  -   INNIS BROS.  Proprietors.  NEW  ZEALAND  HOTEL  *     *     *     *      ������  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  E.venjtliiiig New and  First-Glass  Bar supplied with the Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, and Special  Attention   paid   to   the.   Table.  THE "MODEL"  LIVERY STABLE  Princeton, B. C.  THE FINEST TURNOUTS IN THE COUNTRY  EXTRA WELL 'FITTED FOR LONG DRIVES  Broomfield & Garrison  PROPRIETORS  X  x  X  X  i  i  x  X  i  X  x  X  X  *:  X  $  I  X  x.  Great Northern  Hotel  A now house cnntaiiiinj  room    accommodation  other  hotel   in   town,  bar   first-class.     Kates  : more bed  than    any  Table and  inodci-i'to.  JOHN LIN'D,   Proprietor  X  i  x  %  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  ww w^A^w^^^Jset&wwe&ws  Government agent Hugh Hunter,  of Princeton, was'in   town   yesterday,  Innis' stage carrying the mail has  changed its time. The stage, now  leaves Hedley at 8:00 a. m. instead of  7:00 as formerly. .���������>-,>/  Twenty mile Lake has a- thick coating of ice which was the result of the  few severe frosts that came before any  snow had fallen to protect it.  Miss Mabel Hattbn, of 'Princeton,  formerly of; Hedley. passed'-through  town last week on her way to Winnipeg, where her sister is very ill.  H. G. Freeman, motorman on the  electric tramway, left on Monday  morning for his home in Ontario  where he will spend the winter.  T. H. Rotherham moved into his  -new premises..last week where he has  cosy roomy quarters. The front part  is; a neat little shop for/tobacco and  cpnfectioneey, and the, space in the  rear is taken up with billiard and pool  tables.      '  Mr. Sydney Boone,, machinist .in':'  charge of the -Daly Reduction -Go's'  machine shops, left on Monday morning for Kamloops where he will spend  the winter at his home there, and his  many friends in Hedley hope to see  him back in the spring.      ;  -Mrs. McKiniion received > word-'dast  week from Nova Scotia "telling ofg the  death of her nephew Willnim Mclsaac,  who was well known in Hedley when  he. worked here -.two years ago, and  was highly thought of by all -.who  knew, him;  The Oroville Gazette diditself proud  on a special number descriptive of the  town and district. Considerable pains  were ta,keri to collect material and  some good illustrations lent interest.  Citiseris of Oroville should appreciate  the effort and are to be congratulated  on the support they gave in advertising patronage. ������������������;. -  The Similkameen river took another  vigorous rise last week and Jf,he 'slush  ice did not improve, the situation. The  new temporary bridge thrown across  the river to V. V. <fc B. No. 1 construction camp, opposite Dr., Whillahs  ranch, stood it,' however, and should  be. good for any trouble that may  occur-from the stream between' now  and spring,     -  Mrs. A. J. Marlowe, wife of manager  Marlowe, of the Canadian Bank of  Commerce, at Princeton, came down  on Saturday's stage en-route for Kamloops and spent Sunday in Hedley.  Mrs. Marlowe's mother is leaving  Kamloops about the beginning of the  year for a trip to the old country and  Mrs. Marlowe wished to see her before  she leaves. .  An altercation in which D. G. Hackney was plaintiff and V. .T. Rose defendant was aired in the police court  on Monday morning after being remanded for six days at the request of  defendant to obtain counsel. The  nominal fine of $5,00 with costs of the  double session testified to the fact  that the assault was not deemed a  very serious one.  There is quite a large volume, of  water coming down Twenty-mile this  week, since the mill is shut down and  the flume water all turned back into  the bed of the. creek. Of course there  has been a snowfall of some three  inches or more and with it a liberal  sprinkling of rain, which seems a bit  of the irony of fate that this precipitation should follow immediately on the  closing down of the mill.  Miss Davies has sent in her resignation as teacher in Hedley. This is  very much to be regretted. The  school children liked her and were  making good progress and the iiarents  were satisfied. Some of the larger  boys, whose influence in the school  was bad should have been dealt with  by the trustees several months ago.  We have not heard whether the  Board have anyone in view to take  charge of the school on Monday next  which is the date for re-opening.  Christinas Day disorganized the  railway grading force slightly, and on  Saturday only a few teams were at  work on the grade. Superintendent  Cunningham and time-keeper Putnam  however, say that they have little to  complain of from loss of time in the  crew, who have stayed at work very  well. In fact it has been altogether  different from that experienced two  years ago below Keremeos, when it  was a common saying that there were  'valley. He sent for J. J. Marks to go  'down and meet him, which he did, the  object being to discuss the position, of  'the''-Golden' ZorieV'upo'n which Mr.  Bahrs' option expired some timet ago.  It is understood that if Mr. Bahi-s has  any capitalist in tow who will put  the money'up for a sale outright, Mr.  Marks will be willing to let the whole  thing go. ' ;  ;  '  A. .T. Hancock representing the'  Great West Permanent Loan and Savings Co., of Winnigeg, was in town on  Monday calling on shareholders  of the company in Hedley. Since;  shareholders here begin'to understand  the .institution better there is hot the  amount of dissatisfaction that there  was on the start, and besides, men like  Addison and Hancock are more dis-,  crete and tactful in handling! men  than Mr. Buchanan, who set the  heather on fire three years ago. Mi-.  Hancock tells "of the sudden death of  Mr. Addison who died of heart failure  in Revelstoke three weeks ago. :"  ��������� The. Penticton /stage now goes; by  the Green Mountain route arid as a  result about three-quarters of an hour-  is" saved, as the route is said to be fully  four.miles shorter and the road in fine  shape. When the stage abandoned  the Green Mountain route over three  years ago it was wholly owing to the  condition of the roads. At that time  .there was a large vtilume of freighting  dohe.between Penticton and- Hedley  all of which went,by Gr;een Mountain,  and that season being wet the road in  places got ploughed up axle deep,  During the past exceptiouallydry season with much less traffic and requisite  attention from the government in.the  way of repairs the road is now in  splendid shape and the stage spins  .'.over the shorter distauce.iii good time.  Rev. Mr. Conn held his regular fortnightly service in Hedley on Sunday  evening last, when the attendance was  very fair and the sermon appropriate  to the Christmas season. A delight-  ful feature of the service was the solo  '|Lead Kindly Light," sung by Mrs...  Marlowe, of Princeton, 'who.;;'. kindly-  favored Mr! Conn and the'ioo'ngrega-'  tion with this^ number.- Her well-  tra.ined voice combining both power  andisweetness was heard to good advantage in this grand old hymn of  Cardinal Newman's, and very, seldom  if ever had those: present heard the  hymn interpreted so well. Mr.' Conn  held put the hope that on her return  a few weeks hence the church-going  people of Hedley may have another  opportunity of hearing her sing, and  it is earnestly hoped that this hope  may be realized.  Mr. J. D. Brass has received a letter  from C. C. Kelley, who spent part of  the summer in Hedley. Mr. Kelley is  now in San Diego, California, enjoying the mild winter of that very mild  climate. He still believes Camp Hedley to have the brightest prospects of  any camp in British Columbia, and  expects to see Nickel Plate mountain  pierced by a tunnel that will make  Hedley a hot Lmining and smelting  town. Mr. Kelley sees many wealthy  people who have made big pots of  money out of mining and tunnel  scheines that did not offer one half the.  encouragement which this does, and it  is a pity that his efforts are not better-  assisted by the town, instead of being  left with only the individual aid of  one or two in the way of being supplied with literature on the camp.  if-..i  We thank oiir  numerous customers  for the liberal  patronage during the  past and wish  them each and all  a very  HAPPY and  PROSPEROUS-  NEW. YEAR.  Shatfords, Ltd.  X  X  i  i  I  I  X  WHEN YOU HANKER FOR  Fresh Beef,  Cured Meats,     Fish or Poultry  ���������Maa^H^M^^^MnaHBMMMB^HMMMMWMHMHM ���������"-TtMT^f" TTm ��������� mrr-ntu - Trmi��������� -      in- t nru  CALL UP PHONE INo. S5  AND TELL YOUR WANTS TO  nLX edm������nid><  ll������ Ikifellw  i  X  I  3  i  I  %  %  %  ^nmm^K*m������>MWi^^K^i^K������^  A COBALT CASUALTY  When   writing    Advertisers,  Mention the Gazette.  Please  three crews, one working, one coming  and one going.  H. Bahrs returned last week to  Keremeos from New York and intended coining on to Hedley, but having  contracted a. very severe cold he was  afraid to  risk the stage ride up the  Three   Miners   Dashed     to  Breaking of Rope.  Death   by  Cobalt, Out., Dec. 2-1.���������Wm. Hamilton of Ottawa; Fred Kelly, of West  Templeton. Que., and Edward Nation,  of St. Pierre, were killed in the Columbus mine yesterday by falling  down a shaft through the breaking of  the rope of a bucket in which they  were descending.  HOCH DER KAISER  Since the death of Rear-Admiral  Charles Coghlan, of'Hoch dor Kaiser"  fame, the newspapers of the country  have been forced by the flood of inquiries pouring into their offices to reproduce the clever poem which bid fair  at the time to disturb the international  entente cordiale. It was done in hundreds of cities where the papers had  access to tin: original poem, but few  indeed were those  who  published,   or  of  the  keen  sup-  |H  nitlior  even knew who the  verses was. There lias been as  interest in the indontity of tlie  posedly anonymous poet as there, was  ���������When thc"Broad\vinners," the famous  novel of twenty years ago, first appeared.  The poem was written under peculiar circumstances in Montreal in October. 1897. The poem as it was in the  original consisted of thirteen verses,  not eight, as published throughout the  world during the last few vears. The  occasion upon which the poem was  written was the Emperor William's  speech upon the "Divine Right of  Kings" and his own special mission on  earth. At that time A. M. R. Gordon,  a Scotchman by birth, and whose real  name was A. McGregor Rose, was a.  member of the Montreal Herald staff.  He had been in the habit of writing  verses upon different subject, and was  looked upon as a very bright fellow,  indeed. The city editor, turning to  him, said: -������  "Give, us a poem, Gordon, on the  Emperor."  In less than an hour's time he turned out thirteen verses, which were entitled by hinr'Kaiser&Cn.,"not"Hocli  der Kaiser." The matter was sent up  to the printer just as it was written,  and by some mistake the foreman ot"  the composing room picked up only  eight of the verses in type, leaving the  remaining five on the galley. The paper went to press and Gordon, who was  very particular about his matter being  strictly correct, got one of the first  copies off the press. He at once saw  the mistake and the form was re-cast,  not, however, before, a few hundred  had been sent to the mailing room forth c foreign mails. Thus the fact that  only eight verses were copied in the  papers which printed the poem at the  time. In the second edition it was  given in full and signed A. M. R Gordon.  Two or three years later Gordon's  mind commenced to fail, and he was  taken by a few of his newspaper friends  to Notre. Dame hospital. For weeks be  lay as helpless as a child and unable  to recognize anyone. Finally he parsed away and was buried by those who  ban enjoyed his society. After this,  some, inquiiies were made as to who  he was, and it was found that he came  if tor. having  origin.-ily from Scotland  quarrelled with his wife. Ke worked  for a short time on the New York Herald, and afterwards drifted all over the  country, spending several years in San  Francisco. He later drifted to Mont-  re il and remained t'ere until he died,  "i-ioch der Kaiser" gave him international fame, but so far as is known  it is the only one of his writings that  has been given permanence in literature. Several editions of the poem  were gotten out and  thousands'of copies of  both here and abroad.  hundreds    of  it were sold,  MARRIED.  At the Presbyterian Manse. Princeton B. C. on the 23rd December, I00S,  by Rev. J. Thm-burn-Conn, Ernest  Charles Schulz to May Nettie Denni-  ison, both of Hcdlev.  Try  CEYLON TEA.  Pure  and   Invigorating.  ������0   YEARS"  PERIENCE  TRADK J-flARKS  Designs  Copyrights 6lc.  Anyono sending a skrtch hikS doscrtplio-.i way  quickly ancertain our op'niiou froe i\-li������t!ior an  invention la pi-dtiahly pnt<\ntahlo. C-roriunlea.  ���������.i'-nHstrtotlyconticlciit.iii!. HAfiUBQQii oaF-jtenta  -.'.���������-;;:��������� frco. Oldest apency for cocurmg patents.  '. Ni.vrota taken ttironprh M'x.ra it Co. rooolve  .:;."'notice, without clim-fro, !n tha  % dictffif ic American  .'. j.ar.dBOrnoIy- Illustrated weekly.  ewBiljalera.  *  I.nrtrfl.it cir  culation of "ahy'snioiitmc. joarcrii.   Torms, $3 a  renr; four niontlia, *1. Sold by nil novr  Mm  361Bi-or.dwa������,,  Brauch Ottioo, (i2o V St.. Washington, T). V.  lew To* THE   HHDLBY   GAZETTB.^ DECEMBER 31, 1906.  "BE WANTED TO  KNOW.  Incident That Tamed the  InquiM-  tiv������ Wan For'a, Time.  There Is not so much fun to bk got  ot the inquisitive man.   He is geii-  a mere nuisance, but' oecaslon-  be furnishes food for merriment.  _ certain down east storekeeper was  Bo offensively inquisitive that It wai  determined   to   teach   him   a -, 1������������m������.  'Among lils failings- was a.dcsire/ro examine the contents of every package  ���������which his friends deposited in his store  for safe keeping. ��������� He must' sea thu' in--1  side  If he had to break the package  open.     One  day  a  man,"jleft a, stout  leather bag, asking" that no'one disturb  it.   The proprietor walked around restlessly   for-awhile   and ' then (.stopped,'.'  near the bag.    Apparently no one'was  looking.  'In reality, all- the store, lpung- "4  ers were in the secret and- were' anxiously  awaiting  his   next  move.     He.':  nervously  fingered  the; cord that- tied ':  the top of the bag for a fainuto and  then 'quickly   untied   it     He  had   no i  time   to   look   in   before  the contents  came forth.   They consisted of a score :  of large and spirited hornets, and. the,.;  way   they lit on all \the' exposed -por-  tious  of ^tuat  inquisitive  man   was a.'"  caution.   He shot out of the store at a  pace ��������� that would have done'.cYedit to a  sprinter;    They  say -"that   for a   year  :  afterward  he  hardly   looked into  his  own. sugar barrel  without;asking per- j  mission.   ��������� ��������� -.-'" .-<    ''"<    '������������������?'���������  f *jfk #(      *  PROPERTY IN HEDLEY  Good,  Safe   I  STILL. LOYAL  I Human Encyclopedia Not Influenced by  | Display of  Bunting.  j     One Fourth of July night in London  I,the Empire Music hall advertised spe-  j cial, attractions- to  American  visitors.  All over the auditorium the union jack  and the stars and stripes infolded one  another,  and";at- the-' interludes   were  heard    "Yankee . Dbodle" - and'-. "Hail.  Columbia,"    while    a    quartet    sang  "Down  Upon the Swanee River."  Then  caine-the turn  of-the-human*  . encyclopedia,   who   advanced   to   the  front of the'stage and' ahhouh'ced him-"  self ready to answer, sight, unseen,- all-  questions    the    audience    might   propound.  A vollej' of queries .Was fired at him,  and the encyclopedia breathlessly told  the distance-of the earth  from  Mars, I  the   number of   bones   in-the'human  skeleton, of square miles in tlie British \'4>  HAfllllV   's the supply point for the Nickel Plate minim-;  ��������� ���������vlllv,/    tain, on which is situated the famous "Nickel  Plate"���������the richest gold mine, in Canada���������and many other  promising mines and prospects.   It is the mining and business,  .centre of thei ' '������������������:.���������?���������.  ...PRICE OP LOTS...  Similkameen  the new mining district which has already been proven, by a  small amount of development work, to be one of the richest  gold, copper and coal mining .sections of     .._,..-...,'..  British Columbia.  HEDLEY is the chief town on the" route'of the "proposed8  Coast-Kootenay Railway;   and with the advent of this iotid,;:  which is assured in the near future,  it will unque.stiona.bly  become a large and important city, and town lots .will briiig.;,  big returns on nioney invested at the present time.  Scott Ave.   (main st.)  ......... $400 to $600  Other Streets........  ...;... ;.$2pp to. $400.  m*  1-3 Cash; balance in 3  .and  6. months,  with  1- ..        .... .  J   -.  interest, at  the  rate  of 6 per cent..  Purchase a few lots before the Railway Gemas;  For F"i-ill Partieulars, Maps Etc*.  ��������� A F������ PLY" TO���������    '  W. SHATFORD,  Secretary and Hanager,  HEDL,E������f B.C;  empire   and. other   equally   important  facts.-       , ��������� '-..'.!  There was a brief pause, In which an  American    stood    up.      "What   great j  event took place July 4, 177G?" he-pro-1  pounded in a loud, glad voice. j  The human encyclopedia glared at I  him. "Th' hincident you speak of, sir, |  was   a   biufamous   houtrage."  :���������  i  How Birds Meet  Emergencies.  Dr. Francis H. derrick says a sparrow will pluck a horsehair from the  mouth of a nestling, while another  bird, like an oriole, will stand by and  see its mate hang until dead withoul  attempting to release it.  A robin will tug at a string which  has caught on a limb, but is never seen  fully to meet the situation by releasing  the string. It will make several turns  of a cord about a limb and leave the  other end free without any relation to  the nest, so that its effort is useless.  It ties no knots.  The gull, according to abundant and  competent testimony, will carry shell  fish to a considerable height, drop them  on the rocks or hard ground and repeat  the experiment until it gets the soft  meat.  j Origin of Pommes Soufflee.  ; Speaking of the lirst railway in  France,   a   French  journal   points  oul  i that it was iu connection with this  event that the virtues of pomrues souf-  flees were discovered. A French chel  was traveling on the new line from  Paris to lit. Germain and was preparing in the train tho banquet which  was to celebrate the opening. Just before arriving at St Germain he threw  some potatoes in tho boiling butter.  The train, however, was delayed, and  the potatoes had to bo taken out again.  When the train restarted the potatoes  wore once again put in the boiling butter and to every one's delight were  found, on being taken out, to be de-  iiciously light and inllated. The bean-  ties of the pom me soufflee had been  revealed.  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  the mm  PRODUGED  BY NEATLY PBINTED STATIONERY  ���������bearing imprint of the home office���������is  a. valuable aid to the local business .man,  for it shows that he is public-spirited and  loyal to his town H Having this, he can  consistently appeal to the community in  which he resides to give him their trade  ���������  Tlie Gazette jod Department  Is the best equipped of any office in the  district, outside of Vernon and the  larger offices in the Boundary       ::        ::  Latest Type Faces,  Hion Grade Paper &  Artistic Arrangement  GEO. KIRBY, nanager.  First Glass in Every Kespect.      Commercial  and  Mining  Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower Similkameen Valleys.    Post House on Penticton-  Princeton   Stage  Line.  KEREHEOS,  B. C.  "I**  The Swiss Referendum.  In some of the cantons of Switzerland a method resembling the referendum has been in practice since the sixteenth century. The present form was  adopted in the canton of St. Galleh in  1S30. In 1S48, in spite of conservative-  opposition, the referendum was incorporated in the Swiss federal constitution,* and in 1874 its application wa3  extended. In all the cantons, except  Frieburg, tho referendum is now es-  tablishcd.  The Allowance.  "But,"  protested the wayward son,  "you should  make allowance for-tho  follies of youth/'  "Huh!" growled the old man.   "IfifJ  .wasn't for tho allowance you get there''  ���������.would bo less foi;;-."  ���������  Are the three essentials to good work  :  Business Cards  Bills of Fake  Commercial Forms  Pamphlets  Letter Heads  jVote Heads  Bill Heads  Memo Heads  Statements  Posters, ������c, 1������c.  Ii Anything from a visiting card to a 3-  sheet plain and colored exhibition poster  II No job too small or none too large for us  I  HEDLEY GAZETTE P. & r. GO.. Ltd.  I  Did you ever know of a family who had tried a Victor-Berliner  Gram-o-phone that was willing to give it up ?  No, the house would seem dull and lonesome v/ithout it.  There is no other way in which a family can get -so much  real pleasure and entertainment for a small expenditure���������  A delightful 'Xmas present for any family who lias a  Victor-Berliner would be a selection of the New Double Sided  Records���������-two different records on one disc, which makes  them cost only 90c or 45c for each record.  If you have a talking machine of any kind and will send us the  factory number of it (it will be stamped on the machine somewhere)  we will send you free of any charge, a handsome colored litho of  the celebrated picture "His Master's Voice" well  worth framing, also special catalogue of the new  Double Sided Records and cur regular catalogue  of over 3000 records.  Berliner Gram-o-phouc Co. of Canada Limited  Montreal, ^.z  HSBSSHSESEl  I,  1 I  SUBSCRIBE FOR  THE   GAZETTE!  ."I  i


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