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 'i ;<^i'  si    *J|rJ-  "  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  i'   Volume V.  HEDLEY, B. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBERW 190$.  Number 51.  Dr. C. A. JACKSON  DENTIST  [18 years'practico in Vancouver.]  '���������":        'S.d; L. Co.'sBlock  PENTICTON,       -      -      B. C.  W. U.T. GAHAN  Barrister,   Solicitor,^ - <.;,;  Notary Public, Etc.  ;��������� (-;  ;���������; ���������    f} Murk Block  PENTICTON,       -     ���������"-.     B. C.  J. W. EDMONDS  ;>-:, r (Insurance and  .,,,.-*'       :/   .General Agent  Agont for The Great West Life Insurance Company.  PENTICTON,      -      -      B.C.  Geo. H. Br ought on  '' B.C. &p.L.S.. Graduate S.P.S.   ,  Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor  Wade Block, Penticton.     ...  JftS; GLftftKE  IS/atchmaker -  ;'-'HEbLE.YiiB.'C.  Clocks and Watches for Sale.  G. MILBURN ,  BRICKLAYER AND PLASTERER.  IS I'REPARKD -TO ATTENDTO ANY -  WORK IN THIS LINE . '������������������      ,  THOSE     REQUIRING   .CHIMNEYS-  B0ILT MAY 'HAVE THE WORK- '    ���������  DONE IN GOOD SHAPE  HEDLEY   --     and     -      KEREMEOS,  HOTEL  PENTICTON  Headquarters for Tourist Travel.  Kate's'Moderate.  A. Barnes, Prop.        Penticton, B.C.  y>  HOTEL HEDLEY  Newly Renovated Throughout.'   ' :  Accomodation Unsurpassed.   Besbonly  ���������in Liquors and Cigars. ,  D. G. Hackney, Prop.  Hkdley.  Grand Union  Hotel . .  HEDLEY, B. C.  First Class Accommodation.   Bar Stocked with  Best Brands oi Liquor and Cigars.  A. WINKLER, Proprietor  R. H. ROGERS,  M.A., B.C.L.  BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC  Vernon,  B. C  THE  NEW  L.    ZEALAND  ^   HOTEL  J # * * * X  JOHN JACKSON, Propriet-or  RAILWAY POSSIAILITIES  Railway Man Says that Kettle Valley  Line Will Use V. V. & E.  Everiitliimj New and  First-Glass  Bar supplied, with the Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, and Special  Attention   paid   to   tin?   Table.  . The Kettle Valley railway, subsidized by the Provincial Government  according to the mandate of the electorate on Nov. 25, will run through  tlie Hope mountains to a connection  with the main line of the O. P. R. at a  point in the vicinity of Ruby creek  station,, according to a statement  made by a well known railwayman.  The; passage, of the Hope range will  be'eff ected over the tracks of the V.  V. &; B. railway, declaras thisisource  of information.  ''There is ho doiibt whatever but  that there is room for two railway  lines in the valley of the Coquihalla  river, but when the GreafrNorthern  railway - biiilds. the V. -V.:& E. /clown  that stream from the summit to the  .town of.. Hope, a distance of about 37  miles, and when the Kettle Valley  line caii; obtain ^running; rights oyei'  the tracks, why should two roads be  built?" pursued the railwayman.  " "The V. V. & E., I understand, has  secured a 2.5 maximum grade east-  bound over the-Hope raiige and that  maximum;; extends ^oyer but a few  miles of road; this grade is quite prac*  ticable, even for a transcontinental  line,, asfwitness the main line .of the  C. P. R. between Field and Hectors  where the grade was 4.4 per cent, till  oyer'$1,000,000 was- spent in tunnelling in ! order to cut it to 2.2 per cent;  The V. V. & E. railway on that section - i'o'f " the^ road in *the...y icinity of  Anarchist mountain alreadypossesses  a stretch of road where thejfrade is a  a little greater than 2.5 nag^ent., so it  can readily be seen^|B;t the short  stretch of hejyij^grade, over the Coquihalla s't'raimit is really not a very  great obstaclekto the utilization of this  route between Midway and_ Vancouver.   '   . "  "The- Kettle Valley line will have  no difficulty in securing running  rights over the V. V. ,& E. but of  course it will have to pity for them,  possibly o'iV the basis of a portion of  the cost of construction of the road  with a fixed annual i-ate of interest.  Such an arrangement-would be.much.,  better for the Kettle Valley line than  the building of ii, road paralleling the  V. V. '& E. for 40 or 50 miles through  the mountains. This renting of running rights between railways is not  such an uncommon thing as the pullic  seems to imagine. Why, right here  in British Columbia there is an instance of such an arrangement between the Great Northern.and the C,  P. R. whereby the former runs trains  over the tracks of the latter from  Troup junction right into the city of  Nelson, and I believe even makes use  of the C. P. R. station in that city. It  will be easy for the Kettle Valley line  to make arrangements with the V.  V. & E. and I have no hesitation in  saying the former company will never  build across the Hope divide.  "The Kettle Valley line, from what  I have learned of its plans, will build  a line from the town of Hope ddwn  the Eraser on the same bank as the  town is situated���������which is the bank  opposite to the one on which the  main line of the C. P. R. is situated  ���������as far as a point about opposite  Ruby creek; there the Fraser will be  crossed on a low-level bridge and a  junction effected with the main line  of the U. P. R,  '���������Owing  to   the great difference in  the altitude  between   the   main   line  of the  C. P. R.   at Hope station and  the flat on which  the town  of Hope  is situated  on   the   opposite   side  of  the river  from Hope station it would  be impossible for  the Kettle Valley  line  to join  the C, P. R.  anywhere  near Hope station  unless a high-level  bridge    were    built.      A    high-level  crossing    at   this   point   would   also  necessitate the Carrying of the tracks  on  a  high  trestle  over  the.  town  of  Hope to a point far up the Coquihalla  valley,  where  the grade of the V. V,  & E. line  would be encountered at a  level  practically  equal to that of the  high  bridge crossing  the Fraser.    It  will  thns   be seen  that the project of  building  a  line down  the river  to a.  low-level  crossing in  the vicinity  of  Ruby creek has every  advantage,, in.  fact the crossing   of   the   Fraser  at  Continued on Pago Fuoi-  REFUSE MILLIONS FOR  ' HIDDEN CREEK.  Offer of Amalgamated;Copper Company  for Copper Property at,Observatory  Inlet Was Not High Enough.'  SOME V. V.'ft'E.  PLANS  Mr. Kennedy GivesFigures to Reporter in  Seattle.  MASONIC FUNCTIONS  Festival of St John the Evangelist Duly  Honored by Hedley Brethern  ''���������'���������" (Province) '���������:.[  'Ah offer of $3,500,0^)0 niade by  the Amalgamated Copper company  for the.propel ty of the- Hidden . Creek  Mining Company at .Goose Bay, Observatory Inlet, on the Northern  British Columbia Coast lias"'just-' been  refused by the present bw.riers, a syndicate headed by Mr. M. K. -Rodgers.  ��������� The. Hidden Creek, property, has  been the wonder of the,mining world  in this country ever since it was  opened up by Messrs J. T. Hillis and  S.!S. Raymond of Vancouver; who  bought 'it������������������'������������������iis a prospect from Mr:  Joli n Flewi n <:������������������ ofv Port Si mpson.. It  is a; copper-gold property /which , under development has shown J|ic,i;easr  ingiy high value's and the amount' of  ore'in sight is tremendous!, v'[/ ''''  ' Messrs'Hillis and - Raymond opened  upi theolead at several ,points, did  considerable; surface work, built a  wharf and ; road, , drove tunnels, and  put the ��������� big prospect oh. a shipping  basis.''��������� As the* work was! prosecuted,  the' high values secured-in the ore, as  well j as^the..growth of theV known extent of ,the mineralized bodies, ,,spon  put the property out of the prospect  class. Over, a year ago Mr. M. K.  Rodgers, inspected Hidden Creek; and  was' so satisfied that-; it could be  turned into a great producing, mine  that he J.ostInpVtime,, in negotiating  for its purchase.  A deal' was finally arranged by  which Messrs Hillis, Raymond and  others interested sold for the siim'of  $130,000, a substantial cash payment  being made. Last week" the lust,payment of $40,000 was made1 by Mr. Rodgers and his associates.  During the short period Mr. Rodgers has been in control of the property he has spent over $100,000, in  further development to demonstrate  the immensity of the ore deposits and  test the general run of values. That  results have, been as- satisfactory a's  anticipated is shown by the fact that  the new owners aw. now making arrangements foi- the installation of a  large hydro-electric power plant at  the falls of Hidden creek foi- the operation of a tramline and other works  af an extensive character requiring  power. Altogether over. $250,000 is  to be expended in placing the Hidden  creek mines among the biggest of the  coast.  Vancouver Province)  Seattle. Dec. 22.���������Mr. J. H. Kennedy, chief engineer of the V. VV&E.  railway, in an interview here discussed the question of grades over the  Hope mountains between Princeton  and Hope.  "Without taking into consideration  the tunnel project which will not be  carried out in the near future, the  Hill engineers have been successful in  locating a line that will give a maximum grade of eitht-tenths of one percent, as against westbound traffic."  said Mr. Kennedy. "The maximum  grade as against east-bound traffic  will, of course, be heavier. The figui*e  for 20 - miles' of the distance is 2A percent, and for an additional 15 miles it  will amount to li per cent. On the  mountain section going east should  also be included a two-mile section  along the Coquihalla lake, and constituting virtually a dead level for  that distance.  "When the tunnel project is carried  out, a project, by the way, that is not  a pressing one, it will reduce the summit by 675 feet, accomplish a saving  30 miles in the route, as well as cut off  six miles from the.length of the 2������ percent, grade."  SHOOTING AFFRAY  Railway Employees on Construction Gang  Begin Christmas Morning with  Some Gun Play.  It is strange that "while the entire  work of building on the V. V. &'E.  passed without any outbreak of violence, although there were at times  large numbers'of men employed and  these often of mixed nationalities who  were credited with being ready in the  use of -firearms, the good record could  not have been maintained clear  through. Unfortunately, however, it  was not to be. The camp at present  maintained at the old sawmill was the  scene of a shooting affair on Christinas  morning. Some of the men who had  been bowling up on Christmas eve  went back to camp after midnight  and forthwith started to give trouble.  Who is responsible for the opening of  hostilities is not yet known as the case  has not come to a hearing, being remanded when first called, to permit  further evidence being secured.  Melvin Holmes received a bullet  through the leg. The man who did  the shooting was George Kurilo who  is held on that charge, and Holmes  and his companion John .Smith are  each 'held on two cases of assault  against Kurilo and Frank Sydney.  The affair was reported as soon as it  happened and Dr. McEwen called. The  doctor reports the wound to be making satisfactory progress and no serious consequences are  feared from it.  Tlie number of railway accidents  during the year ending June 30th,  1900, was 00,711, or 2,701 killed and  03,020 injured. It is a decrease on last-  year, but still too large.  Three engineering1 parties of the V.  V.&E. railway - now in :the field are  adding the finishing.touches to the  work of retracing and revising the  route across the Hope mountains from  Princeton to Hbpe.'and thence through  the Fraser river valley to a-junctiori.  with the completed section at Abbots-  ford. With slight modifications the  route will be.almost identical with the  line run"in 1905, and plans and profiles  of which are on filein the lands depart-  at Victoria.  . As was recently announced in The  Province, tenders have just been called for the construction of the section  from Abbotsfoi d to Hope, a distance  of 50 miles; and also for the building  of an 18-mile section from Princeton  west up the.Tulameen river to Otter  Flat, a distance, of 18 miles.  The  new  feature of interest   is the  announcement that Mr. Hill will not  carry out the tunnel project; instead  he will secure water grades that are  regarded iis remarkably low, as evidenced in the proceding interview  with Chief Engineer Kennedy in Seat  tie. Ultimately, it is said, the tunnel  will be driven.  Going west from Otter Flat the line  Will follow Otter creek to Otter Summit, thence cross over to the Cold-  water rivL-r and ascend it to the so-  called Coquihalla summit. Thence  the line will run down the -hanks of  the Coquihalla to Hope, u distance of  55 miles from Princeton.  If tra.fnc conditions ever justify the  expenditure, a tunnel a trifle under  seven and a half miles long will be  driven through the summit, shortening the distance thirty miles, and reducing the highesL elevation attained by no less than 675 feet. The tunnel would also cut off six miles of that  section where a '2S per cent, maximum  grade as against eastbomul traffic will  be encountered.  According to the detailed surveys  made during the past summer the  eastern portal of the tunnel would be  located at a point on the Tulameen  rivur, and the western portal on the  Couuihalla river on the western slope  of the mountains.  Construction on the two sections for  which tenders have just been called  will likely be started early in February  It is unlikely that the building of the  summit sections on either side will be  undertaken before the other work  shall have been completed, owing to  the cost involved in packing in supplies over a- mountain trail.  The festival of St. John the Evangelist was observed by the Masons of  Hedley in a Masonic service held on  Sunday, 26th inst when Rev. A. H.  Cameron, the venerable chaplain ot  the lodge preached an excellent sermon  dealing partially with the antiquity of  the institution but more particularly  with the principles and tenets of the  order and the moral lessons it was intended-to teach. The thoroughness  with which the subject was handled  was most gratifying to, the members  of the order who listened to him.  Unfortunately the dispensation from  the Grand Lodge authorizing the procedure was'only received a few days  before and this left insufficient time to  make arrangements for having the  brethern of adjoining places take part  in the service.  INSTALLATION  On Monday night (St. Johns Day)  the regular installation of officers took  place when W. Bro. A. Megraw, as  installing master, assisted by W.Bros.  A. H. Cameron and J. D. Brass, installed the officers of the lodge for the  ensuing twelve months. The officers  foi- the year are:  I. P. M.���������Arthur Clare  AV. M.���������W. J. Forbes  S. W.���������J. K. Fraser.  J. W.��������� S. E. Hamilton '  ,  .'"'     Sec'y���������H. D. Barnes  . Trea's.���������E. D. Boeing "  Chap.���������Re.v. A. H. Cam eroni  S. D.���������F. H. French  ,:      J. D.-^G. H. Sproule  S. S.���������A. Stewart  J. S.���������S.Boone '  li. oiC.���������J. A. Schubert  Organist���������F. W. Logsdon  Tyler���������W. T. Atherton  THE BANQUET  At the close of the installation proceedings a sumptuous banquet was  spread in the hali when the fourth degree was celebrated in a short programme of speech and songV 'with"  W. J. Forbes the newly installed  Master in the chair.  The toast list opened with the time-  honored "King and the Craft" followed by singing God Save The King.  Tlie ; "Grand Lodge of British Columbia" was responded to by A. Megraw,  "Pioneer Masons" by W. Bros. Brass  and Cameron, Sister lodges by* Bros.  Day and Simmons,- Visiting Brethern  by Bros. -Wheeler and Bolam, Hedley  Lodge by W. Bros. Forbes and Clare-  and-Bros. Fraser, Hamilton, Boeing,  Jones, Shier-, Schubert. French,  Sproule, Jamieson and others and a  song by Bro. Jamieson.  After singing-Auld Lang Syne this  very pleasant gathering was brought  to a close, and the lodge will enter on  the new year with brighter prospects  than ever before.  REGULAR DAILYTRAINSERVICE  As indicated in last week's issue the  regular train service commenced oh  the 23rd inst. The station at Hedley  has not yet been built, but a box car  has been provided on a siding with  steps leading up to it, a stove placed  therein and shelves around tlie sides  for parcels and luggage. The agent in  charge is Mr. Cook whose son H. A.  Cook has been agent, at Keremeos, but  has been moved to Princeton. The  new agent at Keremeos is Mr. King.  now   being  run  is as  A MODEST ESTIMATE  Eastern press despatches in all seriousness announce that the thefts of  high grade ore from Cobalt mines by  miners and receivers at Cobalt: Out.,  will aggregate $1,500,000. The writers  of I. D. B. romances will have to look  to their laurels.  The schedule-  follows:  NORTHBOUND  Lv. Keremeos 10.30 a.m.  "   Hedley n.30   ���������  "   Princeton   1-00 p>M>  SOUTHBOUND  Princeton  2.30 1  Hedley  3.30  Keremeos 4^')  Lv  M.  GENERAL NEWS  A wrecked C. P. R. train at Fort  William caught a number of westerners eastbound for Christmas. The injured numbered thirty-one,  Winnipeg is to have a twelve storey  sky-scraper next summer, It is being  financed by a Montreal capitalist and  will cost three quarters of a million,  dollars. a*  *S'7  opy  THE   HEDLEY GAZETTE,  DECEMBER ,30, li)(������.  ,>���������*.>.    ���������   '���������������������������*V',':'f-fc-r  ������������������-L ' .,'N'.'i-J ��������� VS'?.     ���������"?*������     ,.  ;thV partv of tft&^o^e;-^ Ro������e  i'::i-  i-.-.isill.\-t; <.  iuidlev.   V,  J.MI'ANY.-  itSvJfiwtf  ij in-h.  T:.  (..o:.-  11.11.  -.;.. (liiiS  ;cir  i"'.i  ���������:-li-::i   ;-.n;i .0  '   ���������!-'  Hi, mscr'.-iiill.  -it   '  : ri'l- month  :' "    ;  i:|--'l:'!'.-.. S-:.IM  .:   !���������  iiiiv.i.-vV.siiis  Ill';  ���������  mm nc.-i.   t'li  fit"  5In!lk:^2e:, Advertiser.     _^    -w,,^. fcnfe ���������    ^- fcHttrnfeer has  j said that it only wants to get  I the voice of the peprjle oh the  i points contained in the budget  ' bel'ore it becomes Jaw, that is  tantamount to saying that if  ��������� the people say they want it the  i-Lords will withdraw their op-  j position to it and allow the  <-,i!<i I ineasii re to go through.  j Still another,-.wing of politi-  I cians regard neither of the is-  ! sues to be of'equal importance  j to that of the German menace  j and think that should be the  j main issue for the . electors to  | consider; and the Irish Nation-  ; ilists in granting their support  i-to.the  attack on  the  House of  1    ������������������   . ' .'���������.-.-'������������������ " ���������'    '*.'.���������������.'''     > -  Lords are playing a game  wholly their own with . librae  rule as tlie prize. ''...-'.  Looking at it from this side  and noting tlie froth and bombast made use. of by some "of  the Ministers one dpesnot.need  to have a great amount of confidence in the good .sense of the  electors and their power to discriminate, to see that tariff re  form should now have a good  chance to obtain indorsement.-  ;i;U-o.uiid li'llgrb  il,.i;������-.-  I!!(l|!..  clia:-;;  IIh-  rir;r-:  C!.- :  be iii  nit-en;  hii   ciiiir;  .-ii-nicill:- >���������  ;!sd:i.y U) ������������������  i!'.<.!l.  i-J'-U!-  .\..pj:iK JiJitor.  Full Mi ton  Last rnuir.  ���������I.  ^Tfv'rJvc'fS-'  n--w������������*!-rw.������  Sew Moon  I-J  First n mi I'll).  1900  D!v  Si!ib rYion. Ti'.ps.  :*. '    , 1909  ''e?l. Tlui. Pri. Sat.  V2  10  26  (i  13  20  27  1  S  .0  10  21-  28  3  10  17  21  31  4  11  IS  EDITORIAL COMMENTS  ���������csirAM ������u*uausiuMUsaau: nxfisanam  ISSUES-IN'- CAMPAIGN  It is safe to say that no other  British election ever excited tlie  interest  in  Canada  which the  present contest is causing.   The  reasons    for   this   are   -many.  Never before were the issues at  stake so   closely allied  to problems    which   we   ourselves in  Canada have to deal -with, as in  the present instance when tariff  reform and the functions of the  upper chamber are sought to be  made the leading issues by the  respective  parties.     A curious  point of difference between the  present and former contests regarding  the issues at stake is  that the attitude of each party  is not nearly so  distinctly defined as formerly, each party  seeming to have a propaganda  of its  own, and each opponent  apparently  endeavering to ignore  the  issue   raised   by  the  other.     Thus the more influential  Aving   of the  Conservative  party declare for tariff reform  to  the    extent of  abandoning  the. old  free  trade fetich, and  about all the opposition to this  which  the Ministry  is  putting  up is to slight its importance as  an  issue.    The  Liberals on tho  other  hand  seem to  base their  whole  claim to be  returned on  the ground   that  the House of  Lords rejected their budget.  So  mum  have   the Unionists been  on  this  point that Lord Rose-  berry   who is altogether  out of  touch   with the  Asquith crowd  asks    the  Unionists   to   define  their  position  on it,   inasmuch  And . now Admiral Schley  wan ts the Danes to prove an  alibi for Peary too and thus  clear hi in of the charge of having monkeyed' 'with that north  pole.  Even the Danes don't think  Cook was ever at the north pole;  the Explorers' Club know he  wasn't at the top of Mount Mc-  Kinley. Is there any place he  can prove that he really has  been?  ��������� ' ' "'" .. **���������,  Lloyd-George appears to be  getting all the cheering, but it  will be a funny thing if the  other chaps don't get the votes.  If we in Canada are to judge of  the intelligence of the British  electors by the kind off argument that is being presented to  them we could come to no other  conclusion than that those  who are" making the more  flimsy and frothy appeals are  of the impression that any old'  thing will go.  To tftis Sir Wilfrid gavei prompt  denial'Mating tliktiBeHadgiyeir  ���������:     T  'is?''!        "':        "$'''- 'f>'    'fif1''    ' '"-������'''     * C ������������������'  no sufen inter������3$SvX*itid������was" hot.  meddlrfig in'ariy way with the  contest, this denial on his part  beijag.-.molfe'^gra'tiifyitjg'''- to Caiia'-  d ,..-,,,,.   .-. .   ���������������   . .-1,1.,...., ,-���������.'.*������������������,   |-.,-,,:,f���������5���������'.ji  lans  generally  irrespective of  party.   The Guardian published  the denial, but unabashed' came  back  with another fabrication  of the same kind,  bu|b this time  Was mpi;e  cautious and merely  said that a prominent Canadian  Minister had niade certain statements  bearing oil  tlie  British  elections, and'worse still���������making a mean  ajttack  upon  Lord  Lansdowne.   If British electors  do    not   know   enough, about  Canadian  affairs  to  be aware  that. a. protective   tarriff   wiis  ti;ied in this  country thirty-one  years  ago and  has been, founcj  ever since, to. fili /the bilj, and  thatfor eighteen of'those years  it;was supported by the Conservative  party   and  opposed' b'y  the Liberals,  but 'for,tliei   last  thirteen years   has been   supported alike by both   parties,  then they might readily fall a  prey to  these campaign, lies of  the  Guardian.     Evidently the  Guardian, is presuming on such  ignorance  on th e  part  of; the  British or it would not risk the  publication of that sort .of "stuff.  If Liberal., papers, and. Liberaj  speakers have nothing, better to  offer the voters of that country  than   Lloyd-George    and   the  Guardian    is   doing    then    it  shoud.be an easy matter indeed  to turn ,do.wn the Asquith government, c  mm-  r-73 Years.in Busihest  Capita! and Reserve Over $7,000,000  is a great convenience  to those who live some  distance from town."  Deposits may' be sent in  iir, cash -drawn,' or  other  business  transacted  by Mail;,"  without any trouble or delay.    '; ''..- ;.-'���������'.' :   ' . '.-���������. ���������."}    7  Write  pv ask  our Loch}  Manager to  explain our  system to you.' " '       .. :���������_'".'���������"���������  Hedley  Branch,    r-   -   Li G. MacHaffie, Manager  ��������� - '���������.���������:': -. >  First Class  iti Every Respect.     Commercial; and Mining  Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower'..Similka-...  ,  meen Valleys.    Ppst House oh Penticton-  ���������       Princeton  Stage/Line. >.;  JCEREriEOS,  B. Cl  METEOROLOGICAL.  The following are the readings showing temperature, etc., for the week  ending Dec. 25 : .,.-..  AT THE MINE..  Maximum       Minimum.  Dec 19 . 22       ..' 3  20'    . -:-.;���������-. ,.���������-������������������ -30       .:' -3  21 .. 22       .. 3  22 ' .. 20       .. 0  23 .. 18       ... -1  24 . .'-.   '     12       .. 5  25 ..-. 26       .'.'������������������ ,:' 2  Average maximum temper-ature 21.42  Average minimum do 1.28  Mean temperatiive 1L35  Rainfall for*, the week     .      inches.  Snowfall      .'"'      " '. "  COKKKSPONDrNG WEEK OK- LAST TEAK  Highest maximum temperature 35.  Juvenile courts for British  Columbia are likely to become  an accomplished fact after the  next session of the Legislature,  the Attorney-General having  given out that it was the intention ot the government to proceed in the manner provided  for by the Dominion Act of 1908  which left it with the provincial Legislatures to supplement  the Dominion law with a local  enactment bringing the Dominion law in force in each province. All who have read the  articles of Judge Lindsay of  Denver and the horrors resultant from the old system of  treating juvenile offenders the  Average maximum  Lowest'minimum'  Average minimum  Moan  as they appear to have left that j stune  tl������   ������dult   criminals   will  part  of the  field to  be fought! welcome a measure such as that  out before the electors by the  peers and merely content themselves by affirming their belief  that  the Upper  chamber were  proposed   to make effective the  Dominion Act of 1908.  do 28.71  do 10  do 14.  do 21.35  AT THE  MILL.  Maximum        Minimum  Dec 19         ..         37 ..          15  ���������20..      '..         37 ��������� ...          17  21 ..         30 ..          12  22 ..         26 ..           1  23 ..-���������       22 .;       '"7  24 ...     21 ..           8  25 ..23 ..20  Average maximum temperature 28.  Average minimum do   .       11.42  Mean do           19.71  Rainfall for the week .       inches  Snowfall         "       " .25       "  COHRKSPONDING WEEK OK LAST TEAR  Highest maximum temperature 37  Average do ��������� do 29.71  Lowest minimum do 18  Average do do 22.14  Mean do 25.92  j " We Are l  I    Giving Away  I A Beautiful  I    Dressed DqII  I  ������   as a Cash Discount during Christ-  I mas week.  I GOME WHILE THEY LAST AND       .  I TAKE YOUR CHOICE  I        J. A. SCHUBMRT  I    HEDLEY, - - - B. C.  "    "   ''     '   '   ' ;'" ' . gg  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DJSTKICT  DiSTKiCT.oK Yale  TAKE NOTICE that Louise Brown, of.Ifccre-.  moos, B. C", occupation, married woman  intends to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:���������,  Corbirnericirig fit a' post' planted about .20  chains .west or the north-west cornor of. Lot 178  in the Similkameen Division- of Yale District:  thence north'20 chains; thence east 20 chains;  thence south 20, chains; thence.west 20 chains  to point of commencement,' 40 acres, more or  less - '     -"' ' . '   -  ��������� LOUISE BROWN;    '  By her agent, J. A. Brown  Dated Dec. 27th; 1909 " ol-lO'  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND; DISTRICT.  District 01^ Yale.  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT.  District op Yale.  NOTICE is hereby given that two months  afterdate'! intend'to apply to the Chi of  Commissioner, of Lands for permission to purchase the following described" land/situate on  D.oer, .Lake in the Okanagan District in the Si-  Imiikahiceh Division of Yale District' andde-  iscribed as follows:,   ,  Commencing at a post .where, tho southerly  boundary of Lot d(il intersects the cast boundary  of the Columbian and Western Railway Right  of Way; thonce southerly following the easterly boundary of said Columbian and Western  Railway Right'of Way'one mile moro or less to  it-he point -where the northerly''boundary of Lob  : 337 intersects the said Right of Way; thence  due-west to the easterly shore lino of Dog  Lake; thence northerly following the sinuosities of thesaid Dog Lake to a point due west  from the point of 'commencement; thence duo  cast to the point of commencement.  Dated the loth day of November, A.D. 1909.  AV. J. WATERMAN     -  Agent for  Charles Joseph Loewen  IN  THE   SUPREME   COURT  BRITISH COLUMBIA  OF  IN PROBATE  TTAKE NOTICE that, I, Joseph Alexander  x       Brown, of Kercinoos, Publisher, intend  toapply for-permission to purchase thefollo \v-  ing described lands:���������  Commencing at a. post planted about a  quarter of a mile west of the south west cornor  of Lot 178 in the Similkamoon Division of Yala  District; thonCo north 20 chains; thence east 20  chaiiiR; thence south 20 chains; thence west 20  chains to point of commencement, 10 acres,  more or loss.  JOSEPH ALEXANDER BROWN  Dated Dec. 27th, 1909. 51-10  IN THE MATTER Or? JAMES H. BRUCE,  DECEASED   and   THE  MATTER  OF   THE   "OFFICIAL  ADMINISTRHTORS' ACT.'  IN  The  Manchester  is nearly right  in rejecting the ! Liberal     journal  Guardian  a  in     Britain  budget as the Commons were j is determined to do some good  in introducing into it the ques-j tall lying in the campaign for  tion of property rights and i the government, by trying to  other matters which should j make it appear that Canada is  not have been put in at all. j sick of protection and not in  The strongest recommendation j sympathy with the tariff rein   favor  of   the  Lords'  action i form movement in Britain.   Its  was their explanation that the  main reason they had for  throwing' it out was to allow it  ���������first canard on the subject was  a faked interview with Sir Wilfrid Laurier in which Canada's  to go  before the people.    And Premier was made to  espouse  in view of this  explanation on j the cause of the Asquith crowd  VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that by an  x* Order made by His Honour F. M. Howay  Acting-Local Judge of this Honourable Court,  dated tlie 2-ttH day of November, A.D. 1S1Q8, the  undersigned was appointed Administrator of  all and singular the estate and effects of the  above named .lames II. Bruce, late of Hedley.  in the County of Yale, in the Province of  British Columbia, deceased,  Carpenter, who  died intestate on or about the 27th dav of May  A. I). lilOt).  All persons having claims against tlie estate  of the said deceased are required to send the  same with the particulars thereof duly verified to the undersigned on or before the loth  day of January, A.D. 1!)0������, and all persons indebted to the said deceased arc required to pay  the amount of such indebtedness to the undersigned forthwith.  Dated this 29 day of November, A. D, 1909.  U-������ ALEC. D. MACINTYRE  Official Administrator for the County  Court, District of Yale. Kamloops, B..C.  Try  Houses to Let.  4 Roomed House, Furnished, with good garden  ���������$15.00 per mouth.  i Roomed Cottage���������������10.00 per month.  3 Roomed Cottage���������SS.OO per month.  APPLY TO  F. H. FRENCH.  DISSOLUTION OF  CO-PARTNERSHIP.  NOTICE is hereby given that the Co-partnership heretofore subsisting between tho  undersigned as barbers under the name and  style of Saunders and Butler has this day been  dissolved by mutual consent. All debts owed  by the said firm in connection with the business in Hedley will be paid by W.T. Butler, by  whom all debts owing to the said.Arm l will bo  collected.  Wituoss \    A.J. Saundurs  A. M������uraw J     W. T. Butler  When   writing    Advertisers     Please  Mention the Gazette.  CEYLON TEA.  Pure  and   Invigorating.  FOR  Commercial ��������� Prlntmo  IKY THE  Gazette JoD Depi  NOTICE  TAKE NOTICE that tho undersigned  will  not be responsible after this date for any  debte infilli-rod on  these premi-ics for labor or  supplies or for any other purpose.  Signed      T. II. MARKS  J. J.'MARKS  November 27th. 190!) 17-4  y J  NOTICE  date,  teu-  for  fAKE NOTICE that thirty days after d  *     I, John Lind will apply to the Supcrin  dent of Provincial   police,  !<\ S. Hussey,  permission to transfer the licence of the Groat  Northern Hotel, Hedley, to Thomas Bradshaw  JOHN LIND.  Hedley, B. C. Dec. 1st, 1909.  1(1  rim  I  '1  i A  i'ii  < <i  > 11  H THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, DECEMBER 30 1909.  i l      ". !   ' I.I' ��������� II'  Jfe J/ KJM6rf& (SI?  Wllr  MEDLEY'S N&W BUT6A&RS  AIM  VHVrtft*  -V������K V '  The undersigned have'  opened a Shop in the  commodious building  formerly occupied by  H. H. Messenger and  have on hand a sujppjly;  of all kinds of Meat and  Vetegables; v ���������  fl. J. KING & GO.  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 are cordially invited to attend.  ARTHUR CLARE  W. M  H. D. BARNES,  Secretary  'j*  Postmaster Gillespie and his bride  are expected hojqae.abuiit ,the end of  this^week/  '   ���������<-~S''/> {" *.    t   - :   I  Miss Rita Kirby. of Keremeos, is  spending a few days with Miss Myrtle  'Maclean.        i> ,������  " *' ' ,   \-  -'��������� Mr. Th'os. Day represented tlPi;ince-  ton Masons at,'the installation 'function of'Hedley lodge.  Geo. ���������H. ,.BrgiiKhton,. engineer, .a  graduate,, of the'.iS; 'P;S.V -has located  at Penticton.  'Seehis card.  Mrs. E. D. Boeing and Miss Lois  went to Oroville-ori Monday's train - to  stay over the New Year with Mr. and  Mrs. Bowerman.  CHRISTMAS EVE:SMOKER ****  I  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  k  X  X  i  t  I  I  Af^r^fess.  ���������cn  -1W������.|  iiJW  ^^^T'^^^SS^Sk  Great Northern  Hotel  A new house containing moro bed  room accommodation than any  other hotel in town. Table and  bar   first - class.    Rates  moderate.  5 THOS. BRADSHAW, Proprietor g  To Buy: Ch^eapj Pay Ga$h.  Family GrroGpiiies  \ ; On /r������es'day.*tb;ey,;-;.':Ka^  chinook up at- tlie , mine,  the air as  balmy as a spring day and tho snow  thawing in all directions.  There was a rock slide on the Princeton ..wagon road' ne^ir the,Allisqn toivn-  ���������site^at the end: of the "week-l which"  made It a trifle^awkwru-d for the stage  passing. ; !..;{;- V.::-;';. V,r,.::..- -.;.' v.- .���������:.-���������)  There was a narrow escape from fire  at the Hotel Similkameen on Monday  morning. The fire-place which on a  ���������former occasion .nearly did the trick,  Avtfe'again the offenderl- v ' r? :H        f  Dr. and Mrs. Farrish and Mrs.  Re\ely went up to Princeton on Tuesday, letuiniug the same dav after enjoying a sleigh ride around Piinceton,  a luxuiy that Hedley canno*t> boast ot  yet this year.  Look well to all stove-pipes, fireplaces and other heating- appuiten-  ance~>. When the weather is colder  than usual and rnoie heat is sought it  is often done by firjng; up beyond the  ipoint of safety.  The mails are still being carried by  stage,"but it is expected that they will  be1 carried by train after the New  Year. This will give us our mail at  noon instead of having to wait until  evening.  Part of the track between here and  Princeton has been a bit troublesome  to the train crews.- Some of the work  tiains had experience with the difficulty before the road was taken ovei  and a car was derailed on Satin day'*,  train, which delayecL.it a,couple of  hours.  assisted by some town talent gave a  srupkei in Fraternity H.alJ on Chiist-  inas' eve. Avrangements'ihad been  made for holding it in the Union Hall,  but it was foiiinl that this building  would not acc<������mmodater<������U "'ho .were  .going to attend, and it was accordingly changed''lo Ftatei nity Hall. / *\  , 'The men from the Nickel Plate-were  down in full force and the affair was  well.patronized- by. townspeople who  \vere-.unanimous in declaring that they  had had more fun than -it any entertainment held for a long time, as the  lads from the mine are apt entertainers'.-' A short programme had been arranged, but this was liberally supplemented^ by ^impromptu ..'numbers in  fyhichtiilmost everyone took a hand.? ���������'!  If this initial offering by the Nickel  Plate entertainers is repeated it is sure  ,to bring a good house.  ^m^mm^i^r^-^iD^  :y!';"j[H,Ti{J''  1AJ3  V*.  XMAS GOODS  AT  TURNjOUT THE LIGHTS  Firesh.and Seasonable  at the  Cheap Cash Store  MRS. 0.- BJ LYONS.  Stoves Re-Lineit  AND     ���������  The undersigned will  be in the Building  south of Frasers Hall  to attend to all work  in his line  H. B, MEAUSETTE  Keremeos SLat������ion.  Now that the- regular train service  is on there will-'be a-large attendrince  from Hedleyi.at the citizens' masquerade ball in1 PrincetohtOTmorrow- night  (New Year's eve) and there would be  still more if the., train, were coming  'fback earlier next day.: '  Mr. Lane,' o^tlje Canadian Bank of;  vC6'mnierce , staff;T Prinqetori, -spent  :Ghristmas in Hedley with M:r.,.Cham-  ber-lain. About a year- ago they had  been chums for a time in London,-  Ont.   when neither had any idea that  they would be transferred to western  I * - \     'i'  'i >  .- r.i ��������� i   ���������'y ���������,~ ���������������������������.'?������������������  'branches of' their respective banks. , ���������  Ari impromptu dance got up in a"  'coiiple ; of hburs tinie on Qhristmas  night by the boys of the Nickel Plate,'  who had spent; Christmas in town,  filled Eraternity.Hail. and dancing was,  kept,up until midnight. The entire]  management, music and all, was run<  by,,the boys from the mine, with/ the;  exception of pianist in the orchestra,  this place being, filled-by Billy;  Hill. The" general verdict;of the guests  .- t .   ���������-| i .   --- > i���������.-.   -     ' '. ������������������   <      .  pronounced- it a success and the lads  from  the hill-top received numerous  congratulations on their management;  of.the affair.  -'���������' Some weeks ago the manager'of'-the  D. R.: Go-, had noticesV posted- <up''re-  qoestirig ��������� the -users of electric light to  ���������turn off their.lights when not in use.  Most of the users have regarded this  and up around the works all have been  required to do*' so,=. but arouncLtown  there are ii feWy who for reasons best'  known to themselves leave their lights  burning the whole time whether they  need them or not. Even it useim weie  getting their lamps lenewed free of  chaigo wb.en they . bui'n out theie  would stilll be no' reason why they  should keep them binning iny longei  than may be lequiied for the work in  hand, but when burnt-out lamps must  be renewed at their own expense,  those who keep lights burning when  not required1, if,they ai,e( doing it for  cussedness, are merely biting off their  nose to .spite their face. For the past  four years very little consideration  was given to users of light, and they  might often have been using it as well  as not if the management had only  thought so. If-anything, occurred to  lesson ''the pbwer and the amount of  inice in thewneswas gptting a little  short the first thing done was to turn  out the town lights no matter if fifty  or more unused lights  up around the  woilcswere going full blaze.     Nowit  is different and eyery effort is made to.  arive light to  the town  if. it cnn be  done without unduly hampering work,  and. whenever the juice Is   turned off  all unused lights' up around the works'  have been.turned,put firsb.    These are  things that the townspeople, have had  full opportunity to observes and compare,   theii- '.pi-e'seht , treatment   with  what they have had in the past;.     The  most praqticalat well as the most sensible way iri which we  can all show  our , appreciation of .the... better., treatment is to exercise a little consideration by turning out the.lights .when  they are not in actual use.   During  the past month it has  often  been a  struggle for them to.give the amount  of.light which, they have-given, and it  asW^y'e.r.y-- sure 'thing .that if the old  regime'-had.:been   here, -there, would  -ha-ye Deen mighty little light under the  .circumstances...,;'<_-. >:.s ;.>.-^  SHATFORDS  We are Showing a Splendid Assortment of Useful  and Ornamental Goods suitable for  Christmas Gifts for  Men, Women and Children  -������������������..,-.-. ��������� -������������������������ .,.-,,-.��������� > ,-.   The, following list will give you an idea of  what may De found; in our large and varied stock.  .Furnitiufe%dnd Crockery  v. Library and Book Cases  !.;%   4   Grass and Rattan Chairs '  Bamboo Tables and Shelves  Fancy Rugs and Squares  Eiderdown Quilts  Fancy China, Jardinieres, Vases, etc.  Ladies-Silk Waists, Underskirts, Silk and Wool Shawls  Neckwear, Belts, Dressing Gowns and Gloves.  Fine   Battenburg   and   Drawn   Work   Tea   Cloths,  Doileys, Centrepieces, Dresser Scarves, etc.   '  Gentlemen's Fancy Vests,  Suspenders,  Ties, Mufflers  and Handkerchiefs.  Men's, Women's and Children's  Fine Boots and Shoes  and Warm Felt Slippers.  Children's Caps, Furs, Muffs, Mittens and Handkerchiefs.  Raisins, Currants, Peels, Nuts, Fresh Fruits  and Candies, all just received and  the best we could buy  Hedley, B. C.  X  For the Christmas Dinner I  DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR WANTS TO  , THE BURGHER  Beef, Pork, Mutton, and |  Also Vegetables and Other Accessories ������  FIGHTING THE  ELEMENTS  PHt ME  Livery, Feed & Sale Stables  HEDLEY, B. C.  IT A good stock of Horses and Rigs on  Hand,    'if Orders for Teaming  promptly attended to.  STAGE LINE  Stage aily, leaving Hedley 8 a. in.  and a-i-riving at Keremeos at 11 a. in.  connecting with Penticton ' stage  and Great Northern Railway.  Office of Dominion Express Company.  WOOD   FOR   SAL    I  ,P   noil.      ENH3S BffOS.Propriotow.  It, is quite a sure thing that had the  old management  been   in   charge   of  the   Nickel   Plate    during    the past  month everything   would   have been  shut down tight long before this time.  Never before have we  had so. severe  weather in December as this year; and  to make matters worse so far as running the   mining plant is concerned,  there has  been no snowy mantle to  help out���������nothing   but   bare ground  and everything open  to frost.   There  were two   zero   snaps  in December,  with only a few days' interval between  and the   mean temperature   for   the  month has beeni considerably below  that of former   years   for the same  month.    As might be expected under  such temperatures, anchor ice formed  in the. flume   in large quantities, and  this was followed by solid formation  on the bottom and sides.   Had such an  experience confronted the disconsolate  one , it would  have  been   "qui bono"  and ".shut her down," but the present,  manager- is more disposed to look for-  a remedy, and   by a little  readjustment here and there  manages to keep  things running profitably and fairly  smooth in spite of it all  Gold Dredges Qet the ���������*old  We control by direct lease from the Canadian Government, One  Hundred and Five (105) miles of Dr'cdgoble Gravel on the Stewart  River, eighty miles from Dawson City, in the Klondike. We have  tested the gravel thoroughly with Drills, and it hat been proven rich  throughout. As a matter of fact, the site of our holdings was recognized,  even before the Gold Rush in 1898, to be rich in Gold���������-it is a  matter of public record that the Gold is there���������but to located an to be  difficult to obtain by any hand method.' And Fifty 'dredges could  not exhaust,this area in a Hundred years.  With a proposition so rich, the payment of dividends and thts  continued work of development can easily gp. hand in hand.  To hurry this work of development now, we are marketing Treasury Stock in our Company. Three thousand stockholders, many of  them well-known in the Canadian country,.are already on our books.  This necessity for Capital���������a Dredge costs upwards of $100,000  ���������furnishes your opportunity to participate in a wonderfully rich venture.  Our Company it, formed of the pick of broad-minded business men  ���������Governor Ogilvie, of the Yukon Territory���������known and .respected-by  the whole Canadian country, at its head. It is economically .managed,  with no salaried officials, no Bonds, and .no.Preferred Stock.  But the whole story is told in our illustrated Prospectus. The  Coupon will bring it to you. The supply is.limited. Fill out and  mail the Coupon to-day.  Gold Dredges are making, millions.  The steep hills and. rugged(mountains of the Klondike region give  rise to numberless email streams,' which become from time to time  with the melting of'the'snows���������the cloudbursts .and .heavy rains to  which the .country is subject���������raging torrents. \  The, grinding of, the glaciers and the erosion of ...these turbulent  streams bring down rocks,.sand,and gravel from the mountain depths  and fastnesses where man has never yet penetrated.  In a region where ledges of Gold-bearing Quartz arc a prominent,  feature in the formation, it is natural that these forces of Nature should,  tear away quantities of exceedingly rich material.  This process has been going on for ages. The hidden stores of  Gold away in the hills', are inexhaustible.  The rush of the torrents is so impetuous that even boulders of  considerable size are borne in their course, and only when Nature  Has spent her6elf'do they find a resting place.  The broad creek's���������the wider reaches of ��������� the river���������quiet the  stream, and the Gold, in the form of, nuggets, grains and flakes,  rapidly settles. Gold is very heavy���������heavier than the rock itself, and  once it finds a resting place, sifts down through the light surface mud  and sand until, by force of Gravity, it reaches bedrock.  Where the courses of streams have been changed, the richest Placer  Mines are found in their old beds. But in the larger, constant streams,  these rich deposits are beyond the reach of merely human agencies.  It remains for the Gold Dredge���������following the heavy nuggets,  and particles of Gold down  through the overlying strata in the bars  and. benches of the river,  to recover these stores of Gold from the  treasure-house of Nature.  The long arms of the Dredge, with their endless chains of bucket  scoops, search down, down���������through 6ixty feet of water, sand, and  gravel, if need be���������until the Gold sediment, and finally bed rock itself,  often overlaid with an' actual coverlet of pure Gold���������the hoarded  accumulation of centuries���������io reached.  The Gold Dredge brings up this material in wholesale quantities  ���������treat3 it with scientific accuracy to save the finest particles of  value���������separates the dross���������and for the first time lays bare to the hand  of  man  tin's Virgin Gold.  While personally present on our property at Stewart River,  Yukon Territory, Klondike, September 1st, I saw with my own  eyes a clean-up from our first and smaller dredge, netting $517.50,  and this was preceded only a few days by another clean-up from  the same drodgc amounting to $1283.86 in Gold. I saw this Gold,  fathered from the gold-saving table* of our Dredge, moulded into  bullion���������a splid bar of Gold.  With tuch results in sight, we are bending every effort to get twenty  cftbstsc mammoth Dredges at work on our property. This summer,  our Mcoad dredge went on���������forger .and stronger than tlie first���������end is  alraady at work.  Yukon B&sin Gold Dredging Co.,  L<d.  G. W. Clawson, Treas.  649 Somerset Building  Winnipeg,  Canada  ,.������  ..������������������**     Name  ..������������������'        Please sand  ...-���������''      r,le, postage prepaid,  your large  illustrated Prospectus,  also free Booklet on Gold  Dredging, with full particulars  by  return mail.     It  is  understood, that I incumaobligatian  whatever in making, this request,  Address. THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE,   DECEMBER 30, 1909.  RAILWAY POSSIBILITIES  &>.���������  m.s  m  ;. Continued.from Pago Ono Y /; .  Hope is not baing considered.'^Tflc  only alternative^fco'crpssirig near Ruby  creek is the building of a line up-stream till a low-level crossing could  ..be secured, and no consideration is  being given to such a plan. ,  "It is /rumored that the C.  P. J.L-  will also''make use of the line from  Hope down  river and  the   low-level  crossing  at Ruby creek  as  an  alter-  .. native lilio to their present one on the  t west  bank of the Fraser,  it,being re-  > inembered    that   the   G.  P.  R.   last  > summer  made   surveys   on   the   east  ' /bank 'of the Fraser from  Lytton. to  jHopo  through  tho Fraser  river can-  /yon.      The   Canadian   Northern    has  /also surveyed  through the canyon on  "'"' the east bank from  Lytton  to Hope.  Whichever .road.,builds", through , the.  ���������"canyon  on the  east' band/ the other  will  secure  running  rights over  the  line.  .With  an   alternative  line from  Lytton,   the  G. P. Ii.,   when   making  -use . of that  on the east   bank  of the  river,-'would meet  the  Kettle Valley  line at Hope, run over it to the bridge  near "-Ruby  creek  and  there join   its'  present main line.  "Besides  running over-, the V. V.Sc  .  E.  lino across   the  Hope  divide,   the  ���������.Kettle -Valley line will  also "make-'a'  -junction with the   0. P; K. at Metritt,  '��������� on the  SpL-nces Bridge-Nicola branch,  thus having  an  alternative route tq  "the eoa>t,  inca.se   the road  over the  Hope mountains should-be .blocked by  slides at any time.  "This 'programme of the Kettle  Valley line is a most interesting One,  and 1. fully believe that no time will  be lost in carrying., it -to--execution',;:  The Grent Northern, I understand,  intends to push construction over the  Hope range without loss of time and  that section of the country will be  alive with., construction gangs in a  very few months." ':  KEEP YOUR EYE ON  WATCH IT GROW  4  ������������������:-i  It is destined to be the Greatest Gold  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  THE CHRISTMAS.  (DECEMBER) ROD AND GUN  In wealth of matter and variety of  subjects, everyone interesting to  sportsmen, the Christmas (December)  number of Rod  and Gun in  Canada,  ���������"   published by W. J. Taylor, of Wood-.  '   stock,  Out.,   is   notable.     An appro-'  i. priate Christmas tinge is given to the  first two stories and adds something  to the.interest both will evoke. Hunting, fishing and exploring papers,  widely different in character and displaying in a remarkable way the  wonderful resources of the Dominion  in these.several respects, fill a number  no sports can afford' to miss. The  study of the wild waterfowl of the  Pacific Coast by Bonnycastle Dale will  appeal to all lovers of bird life while  the stories of days with''the- deer,  mountain sheep, bear, wolves-and a  fox will recall many pleasant experi-  ' ences.' Bird shooters will revel^in.the,  papers dealing  with duck.and woed-  - cock, while one on Grouse Shooting in  .' the Motherland is included by reason  - of its exceptionally strong descriptive  force, giving Canadian sportsmen a  pleasant change and enabling them to  onjoy a different view taken'to that  generally taken by them. Mountain  climbing in East and West, a. mysterious Indian story, fishing, from tuna  and salmon to trout, and-many other  items fill a  number   which should be  ;. included by all interested in the great  outdoors, in their Christmas reading.  They cannot fail  to find interest and  pleasure in its perusal.  _ ������     ���������  GENERAL NEWS  The Province of Quebec is going to  put on an export duty on pulpwood  even at the risk of bringing on the  threatened tariff war with the United  States which such a step might precipitate.  The third son of Lord Aberdeen has  died in London from injuries received  in an automobile accident.  The Alberta Grain Shipment concern has selected Westminster as the  site of ono of the large elevators they  intend to erect on tho coast.  The C. P. R. is going in for a big  irrigation programme in 1910.  The Vancouver yacht men will not  be in the race for the Alexandra cup  next .summer.  The Grand Trunk P.-icific is doing  good publicity work in attracting  settlers to its lands in the northern  part of the province.  Industrial mergers are the order  of the day in eastern Canada. The  latest is one in which five big concerns  engaged in the iron trade in the manufacture of bolts and nuts has been  consummated. The new concern is to  be kr||wii as the Canada Bolt and Nut  Co., iHnited, the head office to be at  Toro  For Full Information Write or Call on  . .*������������������'.'       ���������  ���������        -       '   . r ��������� ' '. _     ._ ^_    __. _ \  The Hedley City Townslte Co'y, Ltd.  FH. FRENCH m = H PHI   FV      R   C  Secretary and Manager, 1IV1/U1^I?    U. W.  The Duke . of ��������� Connaught is being  mentioned, as ajn'obable successor to  Lord'Grey as Governor General of  Canada. It is now about 25 years  since the. Marquis of Lome and Princess Louise were domiciled at Rideau  Hall.  , A. Conan Doyle, novelist,., who has  so aptly described prize ring events in  Rodney Stone and other stories has  been asked to referee the forthcoming  Jeffries-Johnson affair, and while declining acceptance of the duties expressed his appreciation of the invitation which he was kind enough to say  was regarded by him as an honor.  Few can/make the,gaiiie of fisticuffs  as realistic arid entertaining as Conan  Doyle. -," ' ���������   .'������������������:'.-  Representatives of the financial  house'''of 'iEmelius /Jarvis' ,& Co.,-iof  Toronto are'investigating the investments offering in New Westminster.  Canadian Northern surveyors are  making good progress in conipleting a  location of route between Yellowhead  and Vancouver. Their more recent  work has been in the Fraser river  canyon.  Oil is believed to have been struck  iu the neighborhood of Sumas and  Abbotsford. '.'���������'.  COPPER  The New Edition of tho  COPPER HANDBOOK.  Vol. VIII. issued May. WOfl, contains 1500  pages, with nearly 50 per cent, more matter  than the preceding edition. The chapters  with mine descriptions and on statistics  have been carefully revised and the bulk of  the mutter therein is  ENTIRELY NEW  Thero are 25 chapter.  COVERING: Copper History, Geology.  Geography, Chemistry. Mineralogy, Mining,  Milling, Leaching, Smelting, Refilling, Hrands,  Grades, Impurities, Alloys, Uses, Substitutes,  Terminology, Deposits by Districts, States.  Countries and Continents, Mines in Dotail,'-  Statistics of Production, Consumption, liar  ports. Exports. Finances, Dividends, etc.  The Copper Handbook is conceitedly the  WORLD'S STANDARD REFERENCE  BOOK ON COPPER.  The Copper- Handbook contains, in this new  and greatly enlarged edition, about 50 percent, more matter than the .Bible���������though,  not necessarily a better- book because of its  greater- bulk. It is (tiled with EACTS of vital  importance to  THE INVESTOR  THE SPECULATOR  THE METALLURGIST  THE CONSUMER    i,  THE miner;-  PRICE: $5.00 in buckram with gilt top, or  $7.5(1 in full library morocco.  TERMS: The most liberal. Send no money,  but order the book sent you, all carriage charges  prepaid, on one week's approval, to be returned if unsatisfactory, or paid for if it suits. Can  you alt'or-d not to see the book and judge for  yourself of its value to you 1  WRITE NOW to tho editor and publisher,  HORACE !j/ STEVENS  G64  SHELDEN   BUILDING, HOUGHTON,  MICH, U. S. A. 15  SUBSCRIBE FOR THB GAZETTE!  A. MEGRAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer,' Real Estate, ��������� Mines,  Crown   Grants   Applied   For  Under Land Act and :  Mineral -Act:  Agent for:  Mutual Life of Canada.  Hudson Bay Insurance Go'.  Columbia Fire Insurance Co. ;,  Calgary Fire Insurance Co. ���������  London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.  Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.  United "VVireloss Telegraph Co.  Office  at   HEDLEY,  B.  C.  (i). Liberal Policy Conditions-  Generous Cash and   Paid-up  Values.  AutomaticallylExtended Insurance.  (2). Progressive   and Efficient  Management-  Low Expenses and Growing  Business.  Well and Profitably Invested Funds.  Favorable   Mortality Experience.  Expanding Profits to Policyholders.  A   POLICY   IN THIS   COH-  PANY PAYS  You are invited to join its  ever-expanding household, to  become a partner in its evergrowing business, and to share  equitably in all its benefits.  Full Information from Head  Office, Waterloo, Out., or from :  William J. Twiss  MANAGER.  Fe������ BI������ck,   -   570 Granville St.  VANCOUVER,!*. C.  A. FWQRAW, Local Agent.  Ten million dollars in dredging and  dock building is tho programme which  the Dominion government are being  urged to adopt and are likely to do so  from the figures which have been submitted them to show that no where  else in the country would the same expenditures result in as large a development. That amount expended in the  province in 1910 should work wonders.  ���������  t  ���������������������������������������������  ���������  ���������  ��������� '���������  IFFE6T  DU6ED  BY NEATLY PRINTED STATIONERY  ���������bearing-imprint of- the home office���������is  ,a valuable aid to the local business man,  for it shows that--he.is.public-spirited and  loyal to his town. U Having this, he can  consistently appeal to the community in  which he resides to give him their trade.  t Tlie Gazette jod DeDartment  I  ���������  %  ���������  Is the best equipped of any office] in ^the  district, outside of Vernon and the larger  offices in the Boundary :: ::  Lamest Tope 'Faces.  Highest Grade Taper &  Artistic flrranoenent  Are the three essentials to good work :  Letter Heads-  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Memo Heads  Statements  Business Cards  Bills of Fare  Commercial Forms  Pamphlets  Posters Vc, fc.  i  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  !  ���������  t  :���������  t  51 Anything from a visiting card to a 3-  sheet plain and colored exhibition poster.  U No job too small or none too large for us  HimMummrHf'trraaJBUiai  HEDLEY GAZETTE P. & P. 60., Ltd

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