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Array f V  ��������� - i, J'l,    .'  ���������?      v-     -������ . >-,  TI^   >'."  <   -**4������ J*Ml ������^W*   T H,  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  Volume V.  HEDLEY, B. d.yr THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1909;  Number 50.  'ii'  if Dr: C. A. JACKSON  DENTIST  [18 years'practice in Vancouver.]  S. O. L. Co.'s Block  penticton,    - :������������������-;���������' b; c;  NORTHGLIFFE ON CANADA,  w. h. t. gahan;  ��������� :.   Barrister,   Solicitor,    .  i     v -Notary "Public, Etcr f  Murk Block  PENTICTON,      -      -     B. G.  He Aptly, Sizes Up The Causes of Failure  '     ure in English Immigration  GETS: HEAVY DAMAGE  }*m. EDMONDS  Insurance and  General Agentv ..'  Agent for The Great Wm, Life Insurance Company.   ,,'  .; ���������'.  PENTICTON,      -      -  G. MILBURN K >-:  BRICKLAYER  AND   PLASTERER; . ,  IS PREPARED TO ATTEND TO ANY  WORK IN TIIISLINE ;     *    _  THOSE     REQUIRING H CHIMNEYS ^    ^  BUILT MAY HAVE THE WORK      '-:     ,  DONK IN GOOD SHAPE  ,  HEDLEY      -     and     -      KEREMEOS,  HOTEL PENTICTON  Headquarters for- Tourist Travel.     ...  Rates Moderate.  A. Barnes, Prop.  Penticton; B.'C.  ���������<  '���������fi'.  HOTEL HEDLEY  , Newly Renovated Throughout  Accomodation .Unsurpassed.   Best only  in!'Liqudrs:dhd: Cigars."  D. 6. Hacknet, Prop.  Hrdley.  Grand Union  HEDLEY, BiCi  First Class Accommodation.   Bar Stocked-with  BcstiBrandi of Liquor arid Cigars.  A. WINKLER; Proprietor.  A.  MEGRAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer,   Real Estate.  Mines,  Crown   Grants   Applied   For  Under Land, Act and-  Mineral Act:  , A man to achieve the success in a  business way that Lord- "Nbrthcliiie  has done with his numerous publications must-have ability considerably  greater ' than ;. the ordinary run of  mortals.  s An, illustration of this which, will  appeal to Canadians is the sound sensible way .iii\which,: he looked at matters during his recent visit to Canada  and the correctness of the conclusions  Which'hVarrived at.  - Some of the things he said when he  .went back,, we would perhaps have  liked him to leave unsaid.  ..Nevertheless when ,they; are examined as to their correctness it is difficult  to see how hiscohclusibiiscan be gainsaid,   -'v;^ :v ��������� ,-; i   ','  'r'     : ���������  ���������'���������--. A London paper quotes him thus :  LONDON/ Dec. 16.���������A: lengtby in-  teryiew ;witKI!ibrd NdrthcliflPeappears  in illustrated Canada today. His lordship, says that, on his. recent ;yisit to  Canada he found a distinct prejudice  against: Englishinenfinrthedqminipn,  due almost entirely to the fact that  /England in the last 20 years has made  panada the dumping ground for the  surplus cockney. The ..prejudice, he  -says,;deter.s a^gr'eat riianyy people from  going to' Canada tb'Reside and invest  ;theie. , The fault,, he added, was a lit*  tle-on the side of the Canadian i in migration authorities.-. He had found  young men from the hop and fruit^  growing districts of Kent' and Worces-  itersKire'.ofa'"!'th������e/p''rairie,'whb,\with" their  knowledge; 'Would have been invaluable to British Columbia, American  immigration authorities were much  wiser, he said, "They'put the right  men in the right places.  Regarding     naval     defense,    Lord  :Northcliffe did- not believe that the  average   Canadian,  knows   anything  about   the -; dangers of  his   overseas  .trade,     ^Thousands in Canada have  ,never, seen sea at all and. are  never  likely  to," he said "I found   people in  Vancouver who had seen warships and  'those in  the"maritime provinces anxious,  but the fact that  the  whole of  Canada's  export oversea trade could  ibo heldiup-by one' or two>modern" fast  foreign  cruisers is quite unknown to  the people  who are extremely busy  getting  their country; into shape for  residence and'traded"'  ,   Regarding his criticisms of Canada's  state-owned railway; Lord Northeliffe  jsaid he had received- scopes of.letters  thanking him for his plain English;  Dinimick is Given Nearly. $10,000 In His  '    I Case Against B. C. Copper Co.   ;  .'.������������������''-.-'. iy������non;Ncws.)   ;  , Mr. 1 Justice Martin has handed down  judgment- in the case of Dimmick vs.  TheBritish Columbia Copper company,  Limited, heard at the assizes held here  in May last, giving the plaintiff and-  hiswifedamages which will total somewhere in the neighborhood of $9,000,  although the exact, amount is not certain at present. .The;case attracted  considerable, attention at.the, time,by,  reasomof; the amount of damages asked,; some ? $14,500 in; all, ahd^also because; of., the. circumstances, under,  which the action; was-brought.    :  The action, ar-ostv^ from,ani.accident  which oocurred-.fit, the.Mother Lode  mine at Green wood! onA\ig;17th, 1908.  A*tfthai$tiiiie-the:phiiiitiffi was: residing  rieai' tlie- niine with Hi^\vifel'ahd Uvri  children, having been employed" as a  cook there fb'r' some time previously.  Adarge boring was irlade in the,work?  ingjr of the. defendant's and shots put  in;* 22 of five.to niiie sticks of dynamite  each. No precaution was taken ex-  cent the three customary whistles for  warning. The result iii the Dimmick  home; \vas; the death? ^  the-'injury for life off-Mrs-. Dimmick;  ah'ai-m jind both legs beingbrbkeiii;  On the abpve'grounds-J. H, Dim*:  mick,.tho: plaintiff, sought to.recover  da mages; as; follows:, Speciab dainage  particularized, $2,500);: f br'.present;and  f ritiire loss of wife's '"services/ $4,000,'  for /pain and.'.suffering,'" and present  and future disability, $S,000, a total of  $14,500.,; '..-'.'.''  AUSTRALlA'SiCOAL STRIKE  And Its Political   Phases���������Wheat an'4  Wool Industries ;SMffer���������The      ,  Strikers'Demands  (News Advertiser)  The - R. M., S.   A.orangi   which   will  come into the harbor this morning,  got the last cargo of: bhrikeV coal from  Newcastle;;,N;S;W>, before the mines  were absolutely shut 'down; on account; ;ofr the great colliery, strike,'  which has had. such a: disastrous effect :on^ Australian i trade. : 11> was -still  in progress when the steamer sailed,  after three weeks' strife.  The Sydney "Morning Heralde"  states that"tlie "strike has'-"shown" the  failure, of- tlie:La bor, -Government and  that, th;e;faM of Trades Unionism in  Airst'ralia, jle'd by ultra-Socialists, is in  the balanced; The strikers;?iskecV tliat  a-miiie be������workediduritig'tlie' strike'on  aicb-iopeKitive. basis; and demand that  .qwingyto ^e failure;,of .cpnterenQe,tp  reach a-settleinen,t, .that, t lie coal mines  be nationalised and worked .by','the  Govern ment, -    ��������� -r;  ' The, wheat and wbbb industries,  which promised to have record seasons, have been seriously handicapped  and many steamers are idle because of  the failure to secure coal.  The "Morniiig/,Heraldic also says;  "The strike is proving that the people  of New; South Wales are incapable of  using the gift of self-government"..  TAXATION OF MINES  Nelson Convention Thinks It Wise Plan  to Leave Well Enough Alone  The fiftieth anniversary.-''of the  foundation-of Free-Masonry in British  Columbia . .was celebrated at,. Victoria  on Dec. 14th by the Grand Lodge.  CHRISTMAS  The Gazette Wishes its Patrons and the  District generally  A Merry Christmas and  A Happy Prosperous New Year  SPEED THE PARTING GUEST  Agent- for:  Mutual Life of Canada.  Hudson Bayliisui-anco Co.  Columbia Fire Insurance Co.  Galgary Fire Insurance Co.  London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.  Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.  United Wireless Telegraph Co.  Office   at   HEDLEY,   B. C.  tt  THE  NEW  ZEALAND  HOTEL  *****  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  Everything Mew and  First-Class  Bar supplied with the Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, and Special  Attention   paid   to   the   Table.  The Gazette has noted the departure of Dr. Whillans- from Hedley in  'recent issues: and we clip herewith a  little well deserved: tribute to him  from the Similkameen Star, of. Princeton, where he practiced before coming  to Hedley. It-has often been said that  the public man who can please everybody is no good, and-the doctor not  having succeeded' in that stupendous  task, takes his place with the rest of  us in bearing the allotted share of  anathemas for, we often know not  what. The doctor leaves many warm  friends in Hedley who wish him every  success.   The Star says:  "Dr.  Whillans was in town Sunday  bidding goodbye prior to leaving Hedley for the  coast.   He  was  the iirst  doctor   to   locate   in   Princeton   and  among the earliest in the rush of fortune hunters to these parts a decade  ago.    For several- years he has   been  physician at the mines and mill of the  Daly Reduction Co.,   now the Hedley  Gold-   Mines    Co.,   besides   having   a  lucrative    practice   in   the   town,   to  which   he   removed   from   Princeton  some seven or  eight years ago.    Dr.  Whillans is an earnest and successful  practitioner,   enjoying  the loyal  confidence of a large clientele throughout  the Similkameen and carries with-him  the sincere respect of the people generally and   the   best  wishes   of   many  staunch  friends.    His  family  will reside in  Victoria this winter  while he  expects  to  make a trip  to the. Orient  or   the    Antipoles,    making    Prince  Rupert the  ultimate objective point.  Dr, McEwen  takes over his practice  pro fceni. " |  "Blow bugles of buttle, the marches of peace.;  East, West, North and South let. the longqparrel cease;  Sing.the song of-great joy that the angels began,  Sing'-o������!glory to-God and of good will to man!"  ���������WHITTliSR.  190 9  ;   Mr. Justice Martin's judgment is as  follows:.- .  "After much reflection It have reach-  led'the conclusion that I'must find the  Ifacts-ih favor of the plaintiff and like-  ;wiso determine the legal issues.  j "I assess the damages to the wife  Jat $,500Q. She has undergone very  !gieat/physical pain and suit'ering, and  has sustained permanent injury in ad-  Idition to the shortening.of her stature.  The damages to the husband resulting  from the injury to the wife 1 assess at  j$2500.  1 "With respect to the husband's claim  for special damage the item of $000  ishould be reduced to $250, and in default of any definite evidence the fees  of-Dr. Spankie must be taken at the  minimum, viz., $250. The other items  I see  no good  reason for disallowing.  "Let judgment be (entered in accordance with the foregoing."  From a, perusal of the judgment,  having in view the amounts sued for,  it will be seen that Mr. and Mrs. Dimmick have secured $7,000 out of $12,000  claimed for the injuries sustained by  the latter and her disablement for life  and a portion of the $2,500 special  damages asked for. This in one instance  is reduced  by $350,  from $500  to $250, and there is  also a further re-  .f ���������  duction, although the amount of it is  not stated, in ' connection with Dr.  Spankie's services.  At the mining convention held in  Nelson last,week the subject of mine  taxation was up, when E. Jacobs presented some sonnd data on the subject.  He saiid:  ��������� '   '  . ."I  have some    information  which  might/ be interesting.    In 1904 a mining convention had been held in Victoria at which  this question of taxation had been  most thoroughly discussed and a delegation had approach-'  ed the government upon the matter.  The   reply  ot   the. government  had  been  to ask for  a substitute   which  would -be satisfactory to the mining  interests and at the same  time  provide the  funds necessary for the carrying on of the affairs ofi"the province.  The committee whiehhadi the matter  in charge had been  unable to suggest  ajs substitute and- so   no change   had  been  made.      In   the   country  from  which he came there were no crown  grants of mining properties,  but" all  such  were held under lease.    When a  property  had not been worked for a  certain time, without permission hay;-  ing been granted  by the minister of  mining for its continued inoperation,  the lease reverted  to the government.  Here, however,, the. situation was different.     The. properties   were crown  grants.     To   confiscate   them    would  mean the destruction of the confidence  iii the. investing world In the country  and thus prevent the advent of capital  which  was so  necessary at this stage  of. the province's  development.    The  only mining men  iu the pioyince who  claimed an. injustice  was being done  them were the placer, men., who complained  that they   could' not  secure"  crown grants of their properties, but  could! only   hold   them   under   lease.  How, he would like to.know, could the  value, of a mining,property be determined.    A mine might be considered  of'high value one  dav and  the  next  barren   rock '-might  be struck audits  value would be gone.     Under existing  conditions it would hardily he practical  to  introduce, the lease, system  in this  province,   and   there   were   few   who  would  say to tax  plants the same as  a smelter was taxed:    Either the present system of taxation must be continued;  or all  property  on   the  surface  must be,assessed, or some other sort of  tax paid.  WEDDING" BELIiS  Gillespie-Maclean  Nuptials  on  year-  FIRE IN SALMO  Frank Kennedy, Barber, Lost His Life in  Blaze that Destroyed Northern  Hotel of That Place.  Nelson, Dec, 16.���������Frank Kennedy,  a barber of Ymir, who had arrived  iu Salmothe day before to take charge  of a shop there, was burned to death  on Tuesday in a-fire which for some  time threatened the destruction of the  entire town of Salmo.  Fifteen guests of the Northern hotel barely escaped with their lives by  jumping from the windows, and Mrs,  Farnell and her two children were  only saved by the heroic efforts of  Fred McArthur, Lome 13tier. William  Kennedy and Lome Thompson. The  Northern hotel with its entire contents, including the clothing of the  guests.is now in ashes, entailing a loss  of some $8000, partly covered by insurance.  The fire started through the overturning of a lamp in Kennedy's room  in the hotel, and a few moments later  the entire building was a mass of  fiames, The fire also caught to store  of the Salmo Trading company, an  adjoining building, but after an hour's  hard fight on the part of the citizens  of the Sheep Creek town it was got  under contiol with only slight dainage  to the store.  , Next to June, the wedding month,  the Chriftmas season appears to be  favorite time for the embarkation  the seaiof matrimony; It is this  marked in Hedley by a/ popular social  event which took place early on. Monday morning,.when our esteemed postmaster, Mr. F.M. Gillespie was united  in Marriage wrth Miss A'lice Maclean,  eldest daughter of W. A. Maclhrti'.  The marrigae was solemnized, ot S  o'clock Monday morning, at the residence of the bride's father in the presence of only the bride's relatives and  a few of the more intimate friends of  the contracting parties, owing to the  recent bereavement, which necessated  the absence of the bride's mother.  The ceremony was performed by-  Rev. G. R. B. Kinney. Mr. John  Gladden groomsman, while the bride  was given away by her father.  The bride was married in her going-  nwaye-own of grey broadcloth, with  hat to match trimmed with ostrich  feathers, while her furs were a handsome set, the gift of the groom who  also gave her a hat pin in pearl set  with amethysts. After the wedding breakfart the bridal couple left  about nine o'clock for Keremeos to  take the train to Spokane where thev  intended to spend a few days before  proceeding to the coast.  The Gazette joins with the many  friends of the hoppy couple in wishing  them all manner of happiness and  prosperity, and on their return home  from the wedding trip about the beginning of the year will join in welcoming them home.  "There's a bliss beyond all that the minstrel  has told  Where two that arc linked in one heaven Iy  tic,  AVith heart never changing: and, brow nover  cold,  Love on thro' all ilia, and love on till they die,  >  >  ���������  >  >  >  >  >  ���������  >  )  >  >  > A:;,-.  THE   HEDLEY GAZETTE,  DECEMBER 23, 1900, ......  -lj,-^ .���������*:.-  ������&���������  ���������IWIWWWW  gflMBlug  t-r  rmrt  ������-;s-  ���������a-  wuecl on Thursdays, by the IIicmj:'.v Gazkttk  1'KINTIM! AND 2-'l.'Ki.!KtUKC C-OMi'ANV,  JjiMiTKii.   at  Hedlev. B.C.  PaY������v...! '....-....���������....'   "      "    (-Unit-eld Statos)   Asivertisiag Raie*    Msasiiro::icnt. 1'.' lines t/J tlie inch.  Land HftiMS���������Certificates ofitupi-oveuiuiit. do.  jfT.O'.t for Stt-day notice::        '           novices.  Transient Ailvcriieeoauctiv  'i.30  jnd $5.00 for SO-day  not exceeding: one  inch. ������1.U0 for one iut-ertlon, '15 cents for  each  subsequent insertion.   0%-or one inch,  10 cents jit'i- line for first iusertion and 5  eotife per lint- for each subsequent insertion.  TiutiRiciiU; payable in advance.  Cunt:act /.dvertiiieaieatfi���������One inch per month  ;;i.:(5: over 1 inch r-rdup to i inches, pl.Oa  per inch per month. To constant advertisers  taldii/r larger spine than four inches, on  appl-;.-'iit-loii, rates will l.s given'of reduced  charfroK, based on niae of space and length  of time.  Advertisements .will be chunked once every  month u* advertise:- desire*, without any extra  charge. For changes bfvener Vhua once a month  the   price of coin position .wili - Ui  charged at  regular ivil-L-s. .  ' Char;/.-������ for contract advertisements should  be in the oifice by ���������noon .on Tuesday to secure  attention for that week's issue.  a. MsaaA.w. ri'������.n������:JciR tMitor.  is almost here and-Ja good way  to begin it is to ally ^ourself with-  i the niove^qrient to the extent 6f  j a-membership in the association.  iThe  editor has been  a member  ! for  several years,  and in addi-  I tion has been trying  to arouse  , interest   in    the     subject     by  articles, from time to  time.    It  is   money   well-expended   and  time    well   employed,    and   it-  would be a satisfaction to know  that it was not being  done in  vain,  even in the   matter of increasing the interest locally.  when it was a different body altogether \off' iii ' Denmark\to  : which Cook's case i.-Bajd'. heen  submitted and which was then  examining his records with a  view to declaring their opinion  as to the genuineness of. his  claim. Meanwhile there is a  good harvest for -the affidavit  man.  EDITORIAL COMMENTS  1                                       ���������  Full Moon  20  Now-  Itoon  ,12  Last quar.  W&r  First  quar.f  19.  1909  DEC.  1909  Sun.  Mpn.  Tues. Wed. T.hu  ���������' Frl  ��������� oflt.  1       2  8  4  5  6  7  8       8  10  11   j  12  13  u  15     16  17  IS   J  19  20  21  22     23  24  25   |  26     27  28  29     30  31  J  Leopold, King of the Belgians,  is no more. Indignant para-  graphers who boiled out their  indignation in anathemas at so  much per line on the subject of  liis administration of the Congo,  will now h ave to look for  another theme.  POST OFFICE ARITHMETIC  HELP ON THE CAUSE  ���������   Conservation  of the natural  resources  of the  country is a  thing  which the  governments  of both the  United States and  Canada have at last made up  their minds,  must be attended  to.    The whole movement may  be said to  hinge around and be  comprehended in the one word  Forestry.     Deplete  the timber  resources  of a country and all  the   other,    ov nearly   all   the  Other,    natural   resources   are  . gone with it.    When President  Roosevelt called a  convention  to    consider   the -matter   two  years  ago,  and to that convention   invited   Canada   to  send  representatives, he was surprised  to  find  that the Canadian  representatives on behalf of the  Canadian' Forestry Association  and the  Canadian government  were armed with carefully collected data on the subject which  his government had only commenced to compile.    Up to that  time   the   question of forestry  in  the   Uuited  States   was  regarded as more or less academical and was confined principally  to the universities.     In Canada  the universities and the Forestry Association had  kept alive  the interest and  succeeded  in  obtaining   a fair amount of cooperation from the government,  but until all the provincial governments  become awakened to  the importance  of the question  and   the people  as a whole  are  prepared to show that they are  in earnest  about it the annual  waste  and  destruction  will go  on.  To   come   down   to  business,  how     many    readers    of   the  Gazette  who have seen articles  appearing    in    these   columns  from time to time, are members  of the Canadian Forestry Association   and  have  been adding  their mite  to help  on the good  cause ?      It  only requires   the  expenditure  of one  dollar  per  year to   do that much, and as a  privilege  which you will enjoy  therefrom,  the Association will  keep you posted  on the subject  and enable you to talk it intelligently to others. The New Year  The Canadian budget seems  to be popular in Britain with  all parties. Even the House of  Lords would have passed; it  without a kick. If Fielding  would only loan Lloyd George  a copy of it for a while on  which to model another British  budget it might settle the whole  crisis.  Llopd-George's Pro-Boer record is coming up rather inconveniently at times. After assailing the House of Lords and  individual members thereof, he  was reminded by a noble lord  that while Lord . Norfolk and  other members of that House  were in South Africa fighting  the Boers, Lloyd-George was  crawling on his hands and knees  out of a meeting in Birmingham  at which he had attempted to  deliver a pro-Boer speech.  (Victoria Colonist) - - "'  Now that you-are, busy tying up  Christmas gilts for your friends all  over the world haw it occured to you  that owiiig to a little joke in the postal  'regulations which is perfectly -in-order  and not ah error at 'nil, it'will cost  you more to send a-five pound parcel  from here to Vancouver than it would  to send the snme'���������'���������'parcel; to Hong  Kong?- - ",; '���������  Whether- you have or not it is a fact.'  Parcels within Canada are carried  at the rate a cent an ounce while to  carry parcels to China the'postoffice  takes you Drily 16 cents' for the : first-  pound and 12 cents for each additional  pound.   Fgureitout.  73 Years itTBusinesi  Taking Care  of Honey  METEOROLOGICAL:  Capital and Reserve Over $7,000,000  is our business. Your  account   is  welcome   /  whether, it is large or  small. A SAVINGS  ACCOUNT can be opened with $1.00 and added to.  at your convenience!     ' { h  You will  be surprised, to  see how the balance  mounts up when Interest is compounded.  Hedley Branch,    -   -   L.G. MacHaffie, Manager  ������2������  The following are the readings showing temperature, etc., for the week  ending Dec. 18:  AT THE MINE.  Maximum        Minimum  Dec 12 . 31   ���������'������������������'.." 18  13 .. 28    '-.-. 20  14 .".-������������������      32       .. 21  15 "������������������'.. 32       .. 20  16 ��������� ��������� ..-       30   ''...'"'  10  17 .. 24       .. 10  18 ,  .. 26       ... 7  Average maximum temperature 29.  Average minimum do 15.14  Mean temperature 22.07  Rainfall for the week     .     inches.  Snowfall       "   ������������������'"-. . "  gEQ/jKIRBY, nahager. v-'���������*"-r^i-/ ���������������������������   \  First  Class  in/Every Respect.     Commercial and Mining  Headquarters of the Keremeos and' tower Similka^  hieen Valleys'!    Pp.sfe House on.'Pehticton-  Princetoh  Stage  Line. ^  KEREttEOS,  B. C,  If it" is so, as reported, that  the much talked of British budget is already having the effect  of driving capital out of Britain,  Canada should be on the alert'  to steer as much of that capital  this way as possible. This is the  country where capital wisely  invested will give as good returns with absolute security as  any country under the sun, and  is a country in which property  rights will be respected, no  matter which political party  may hold the reins of power.  CORRESPONDING WEEK OK LAST YEAR  Highest maximum temperature 37.  Average maximum   '       do 30.  Lowest minimum; do . 4  Average minimum do 11.57  Mean do 20.78  AT THE MILL.  Maximum Minimum  Dec 12       '..         40        ... 32  13 .. 39        -.. 26  14 -,-'... 38    .    .. 21  15 .. 33 .'.".       19  16'"���������'..         31      ���������".���������:..'���������  18  17 ; I. 30 .'I ���������       17  18 - ..K      30 .. 15  Average maximum temperature 34.42  Average minimum          do 21.14  Mean                                  do          27.78  Rainfall for the week   .       inches  Snowfall        ���������������������--..������������������������     .25       "  CORRESPONDING WEEK OP LAST TEAR  Highest maximum temperature 31  Average do do 25.28  Lowest minimum do 7  Average    ���������      do do 16.57  Mean do       ,   26.923  S ���������;��������������������������������������������������������������� ��������� ���������������������������   ������������������;.--'������������������ !   -    ��������� ���������       ,-.-.-    -I-,.. -.-���������������''"���������'        , ��������� X  ,/, -r*r       a-1-- ;^-'"--' '.:..:-:���������������������������' X  *  ���������     .   ���������  We Are  Try  ������.v\\Wk.W%  The non-conformist clergy are  taking a vigorous hand, in the  British Elections and their atti^  tude and statements do not  constitute them models either  of moderation or decorm. They  can only see one side of one little issue in the campaign, and  that particular little .issue is no  longer considered an issue at  all, either with the electors or  with the politicians, but with  these clerical Rip Van Winkles  and their four year old grouch  it is to be another "good enough  Morgan  till after the election."  Every move that is made in  the North Pole contoversy  across the line seems to make  the situation more ridiculous.  The last actor to put a foot in  it is the National Geographical  Society of the United States  which has taken upon itself to  declare that Peary is the dis-  coverer. By thus declaring they  practically say that Cook's story  is not to be believed, for Cook  has claimed to have been at the  pole a year before Peary claims  to have reached it. Now Cook's  case was not before this Geogra  phical Society and yet they  have taken upon themselves to  deliver judgment against Cook  CEYLON TEA.  Pure  and  Invigorating.  x  X  X  X  I  $  X  X  %  X  X  *  X  I  X  %  r  X  $  i  X  X  X  A Beautiful  as a Cash Discount during Christmas  COME WHILE THEY LAST AND  TAKE YOUR CHOICE  n  J A. SCHUBERT  HEDLEY, --- ���������'.;-. B.C.  . 1  NOTICE  V[OTICE is hereby given, that the Colonial  " Gold Mining Company- alono, is responsible for all debts contracted by it in its present development work of the Apex Group of  Mineral Claims. ���������:.-.-.-  W. D. McMillan.  NOTICE  TAKE NOTICE that the undersigned will  not be responsible after this date for any  debts indurred on these prcmisos for labor or  supplies or for any other purpose.  Signed      T. H; MARKS  J.J.MARKS  November 27th, 1909 47-4  TO PROVINCIAL ELECTORS  (i). Liberal Policy Conditions-  Generous Cash and   Paid-up  Values.  Automatically'Extended 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  g .8You 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, Ont., or from :  William J. Twiss  MANAGER.  P������e BIcctc,   -   570 Granville St.  VANCOUVER, *. C.  A. nSQRAW, Local A^ent.  NOTICE  TAKE NOTICE that thirty days after date,  x I, John Lind will apply to tho Superintendent of Provincial police, F. S. Hussoy, for  permission to transfer the licence of the Great  Northern Hotel, Hedley, to Thomas Bradshaw.  JOHN LIND.  Hedley, B. C. Dec. 1st, 1009.  NOTICE is hereby given for the information  of Voters, that the Lieutenant-Governor  in Council has determined that the holding of a  General Election offers a favorable opportunity  to obtain the views of Electors on tho question  of Local Option.���������    '  ��������� - For such purpose, a vote will be tako.11 on the  25th of November instant, at the same tinic as  the vote for the election of candidates to the  Legislative Assembly.  HENRY ESSON YOUNG,  Provincial Secretary.  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT.  Distkict on- Yale.  IN  THE   SUPREME   COURT  BRITISH COLUMBIA  OF  IN PROBATE  IN THE MATTER OF JAMES IT. BRUCE,  DECEASED    and    IX    THE   MATTER   OF  THE   "OFFICIAL  ADMINISTRATORS' ACT."  MOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that by an  -1-' Order made by His Honour F. M. Howay  Acting-Local Judge of this Honourable Court,  dated the 24th day of NoTcmbcr, A.D. 190S, the  undersigned was appointed Administrator of  all and singular the estate and effects of the  above named James H. 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 day of May  A. I). 1909.  All persons having claims against the estate  of the said deceased arc required to send the  same with the particulars thereof duly veri-  ���������fOrOTICE is hereby given that two months  ���������'���������,' after date I intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands for pel mission to purchase the following described land, situate on  Dog Lake in the Okanagan District in the Similkameen Division of Vale District and described as follows:  Commencing at a post where tho southerly  boundary of Lot4(>'[ intersects the east boundary  of the Columbian and Western Railway Right  of Way; thence southerly following the easterly boundary of said Columbian and Western  Railway Right of Way one mile more or less to  the point where tho northerly boundary of Lot  337 intersects tho said Right of Way; thence  duo west to tho easterly shore line of Dog  Lake; thence northerly following tho sinuosities of the said Dog Lake to a point duo west  from the point of commencement; thence due  cast to the point of commencement.  Dated the loth day of November, A.D. 1009.  W. J. WATERMAN  Agent for  Charles Joseph Locwen  Houses to Let.  y  fied to the undersigned on or  before the 15th  s i  p  the amount of such indebtedness to tho under-  ..as.1  debtod to the said deceased  day of January, A.D.  1909, and all persons in  :d are required to pay  signed forthwith.  Dated this 20 day of November, A. D, 1900.  10-8 ALEC. D. 1AACINTYRK  Official Administrator for the County-  Court, District of Yale, Kamloops, B.jO.  i Roomed House, Furnished, with good garden  ���������$15.00 per month.  i Roomed Cottage���������310.00 per month.  3 Roomed Cottage���������$8.00 per month.  APPLY TO '  F. H. FRENCH.  DISSOLUTION OF  CO-PARTNERSHIP.  SUBSCRIBE FOB THE GAZETTE1  ���������MTOTICE is hereby given that the Co-partner-  ���������,���������,, ship heretofore subsisting between the  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 trill be paid by W.T. Butler, by  whom nil debt* owing to the said firm will be  collected.  WltnM* \   A. J. Saundors  A. Msffrav /   W. T. Butler iii:-.  JHB ftEDLEY GAZETTE, DECEMBER 23 1909.  ftuiOHriew-  ���������-?*  /-';'!'-  flEDLErs am butchers  The undersigned have  opened a Shop in the:;  commodious, building  formerly occupied by  H. H. Messenger and  have on hand a supply  of all kinds of Meat and  Vetegables.   .,..���������  '"T'OHtSfc'r-vMW" WifBIrCt.  The PTOvinqialLegislature has beer*  calledto meet on: jfanilary 20th. ,'-,..,.  Mi'siR;.Gj-V't-Shiepan'd sons came��������� in  from Viincouver on Saturday evening,  fl. J. KING ������ 60!  A. F.  &  A. M.  ,%������Urr ��������� ��������� REGULAR monthly meetings] of  /VrV 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.   ! ,   .:  ARTHUR CLARE  W. M  "H. D.  BARNES,  Secretary  X  X  Great Northern  Hotel  A now house containing more bed'  room    accommodation    than   any  other hotel in town.     Table and '  bar  first-class.    Kates moderate.  I  g THOS. BRADSHAW, Proprietor g  To Buy! Cheap, Pay Cash.  Family Groceries  Fresh and Seasonable  at the  Cheap Cash Store  MRS. Q. B. LYONS.  Stoves Re-Lined  ��������� AND     ���������  General Tinsmitnino  The undersigned will  be in the Building  south of Frasers Hall  to attend to all work  in his line  H. B. MEAUSETTE  Keremeos St>at>ion.  PfUflCE  Liveru, Feed & Sale Stables  HEDLEY, B. C.  u..  *H A good stock of Horses and Rigs on  Hand.   IF Orders for Teaming  promptly attended to.  STAGE LINE  Stage aily, leaving Hedley S a. m.  and arriving at Keremeos at 11 a. m.  connecting with Penticton stage  and Great Northern Railway.  Office of Dominion Express Company,  WOOD   FOR   SAL     1  Phone 14.       IHNIS BROfc. Proprietors.  There .have'.been -..a few j cases of La  Grippe in town during 'the past foit-  night.      .-'���������������������������, '.,'.���������'        ���������'������������������  Roy Cproigan has ;beeni ill;for the,  p(ist week.. The .trouble1 is; said to Jt!>e  appendicitis.  And now'it-will soon be 'time ���������-, to  worry about next summer by laying  in the ice supply.  Capt. Murddck Seaman, mate of, the  S.S,-'Aberdeen; died in Vernon hospital of typhoid fever.  Miss Macpherson left for, Vancouver  ;on-Wednesday, to spend the .balance:  of the holidays   there. "  ' yDnncan .Ross paid  Greenwooda flying visit last week.     Greenwood was  his home for about twelve years.  -: By not haying regular trains on the  G. N. RI is missing the fuirof hauling-  heaps of express to Hedley these days.  Miss Vance, of Alalia,! spent a -few-  days in town, visiting her friend, Miss  Macpherson, and returned to.-OlaJlav  for Christmas.       :  Miss Vance, teacher of Olalla, spent  part;' of the week at Hedley, yisiting  herr brother and was the guest of Miss  MacPhersbn.  Winter weather is generally wanted for Christmas, but it can be winter  without the mercury keeping so close  to the zero 'mark.'".'"  : Three doctors in Hedley this blessed  minute!. If there ever , was' a time  when there was encouragement for a  fellow to get sick it is right now.  A monument wa6 erected last week  in Vernon to the memory of Archie  Hicklinsr, the hero of the hotel, fire  wlio lost his life in his efforts to save  dth\u-,s.   ". ' 1  Well, the days can't get any shorter  now. thank goodness. Nevertheless,  John D. and the wood and coal chaps  "will have^.a while in which to play out  their innings.    A telegram was received in Hedley  last week stating that Mrs.. W. .A.  Maclean's brother had died in Winnipeg before she reached there. He was  buried on the 17th.  Besides making provision for extensive improvement to..,the plant, the  Hedley Gold Mining Co. have set  apart $36.000to:be distributed ampner  its share-holders as a first dividend. !  ' The building of the railway, between  Keremeos and Princeton consumed  115,000 ties. Most of.them were ship-,  ped from Sidley, Bridesville and Molson. The price was about 35 cents  each; -    ;.;; -:V "���������      ;.  * John Love came in on Saturday  night to take charge of the post office  during the absence of F. M. Gillespie  and to get ready to turn over, the  business to him at the end of the  year.  Exchanges are full these times of reports of civic elections in the various  municipalities. This is a little species  of: turmoil that the unincorporated  portions of the province manage to  escape. ���������      .  Development work goes on steadily  in the Kingston group were Mr.  Pollock is keeping up the good work  and is. obtaining satisfactory results;  of which we will have more to give in  detail a little later.  Dr. Simmons, dentist, of Greenwood  is in town, coming in on Tuesday  night. He will be here until Friday  night 24th inst., after which he expects to go to Princeton, and may be  found at the Hotel Similkameen.  L. M. Hale moved his household effects to Princeton on Saturday. He  procured a box car that had brought  in construction material and made it  perform this little transportation service before being sent out with other  empties.  The stage men have been having a  hard time during the recent cold snap  keeping their passengers at Pullman  temperature. To do this they have  been using hot bricks wrapped in  newspapers and gunny sacks, and as a  result a fire occasionally breaks out.  Mrs. Reveley is expecting her son-  in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs.  Fairish, of Vancouver, to spend  Christmas with her in Hedley. They  were to leave Vancouver on Monday.  Dr. and Mrs. Farrish reached Hedley  Tuesday evening.  In the Boundary it looks just now  as though we might have a green  Christmas. Most of us do not care so  long as it is not blue.���������Ledge. Come  to think of it, they h'ave had a few  Christmases over there, rrhen things  took on something of a cerulean hinge.  advertising! columns for  good's provided .'by local  j:,;Np.te"pur'  the holiday  ���������dealers. 'The  stere's^f 7M.essi-s: iSchiX-;  frerfc'and Shatfords Limited art;, in, guy  ��������� | 'hoii'diiy- attire f;iiYhile ' Mrs. G. B. Lyon  has paid''her usual strict attention to  having'on hand a plentiful"Supply of  fresh groceries. .   '  Newspaper reports to theeffect that  Harry Lauder is to pay a visit to-thc  Pacific Northwest taking'in Yancouver  Seattle and Spokane in the. itinerary,  are causing numerous admirers of tin-  Scotch comedian to figure on the possibility, of getting to hear him at some  of these points.  'Government agent Hunter was in  town, last week on his way to Keremeos. He is making his final roundup for 1909 among the tax payers and  any lucky^br.unlucky wight who may  not havepaid his poll-tax for the year-  will do well to keep out of the way  until after New Years. , ; _ ^ ,',  It is rumored that the contract for  building the sections of the V. V. & E.  between Princeton and Tulameen and.  between'Abbotsfdrd' and Hope have J  been awarded to Foley, Welch and J  Larsen. Guthrie Bros.', .of Minneapolis  who are building the road between  Oroville and Brewster, also had a bid  in. '."''.'  ;" Some who claim to know say that  the Oroville -wait-over: is not likely to  be done away with,.for some time yet;  :Wheels within 'wheels .and various  other explanations are given to back  the opinion. It.is a rank imposition  on the travelling public,, and makes a  great railway look like a'bull-team express, ; . - ' ., : . -��������� -.'"���������;  . Duncan Woods put in a, few strenuous days at the beginning of last  week putting in the corner post on  mineral claims which he recently had ���������  surveyed.TTo do so he had some deep  snowi to encounter. On Friday morning he went out, bound for Summer^  land, and may also go east during the  winter. ���������                            ...���������.-* -���������  There is a likely looking rumor that  the Great Northern regular 'train  schedule through to Princeton(begins  to-day with the train from Keremeos  reaching here at mid-day. There have  been so many rumors and inexplicable  delays that we don't pretend to believe anything���������' more in that line until  we see it.   .  If you want to come in for the  stockholder's share of the pull in life  insurance, don't expect it by going  into a stock'company, that,s where  j the stockholders are and they want it  for themselves: The Mutual Life, how-:  ever,' will be pleased to let you have  it. " They distribute it all among their  policy-holders. '���������-'���������  Does anyone know the wherabouts  of Phil Darxagh whose right name is  Felix DarragK ? He has a nephew at  Nanaimo of the same name who has  recently come from Co.Antrim; Ireland, and is anxious to obtain the address of "his' uncle. Phil formerly  worked at the Nickel Plate and afterwards lived on a pre-emption on Kil-  poola mountain. He is not- a subscriber of this valuable family journal  and hence the necessity for making  inquiry.  -T-Ufij. iV.-i!  vlXfrb'i  ��������� ii-.  ?&&  m&;;  *.'..   ��������� *iS\ .���������S'y     Ttr * ;:;  i.-i-'i-vJt'1;---.'--'-  (>���������'  :[?���������:;  AT  s  We are Showing a Splendid Assortment of Useful  and Ornamental Goods suitable for1  Christmas Gifts for,,  Men, Woin^n and Children  The following list will give you an idea of  ^hatmay he found in our large and varied stock.  Furniture and Crockery ,  Library and Book Cases  \������������������:;��������������������������� ���������"-,-������������������   Grass and Rattan Chairs  ?':;-.���������" Barhboo 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  arid Handkerchiefs.  Men's, Women's and Children's  Fine Boots and Shoes  arid Warm Felt Slippers.  Children's Caps, Furs,  Muffs, Mittens  and Handkerchiefs.-   . . .,,...   '.    .' .-... ...  Raisins,  Currants, Peels, Nuts, iH resh Fruits  and Candies, all just received and  ���������'���������' the best we could buv  Hedley, B. C.  >&&+*>  X  i  if  x  x,  x-  $  i  X  .X  i  X  X  X  ������C  For the Christmas Dinner  DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR WANTS TO  EDMONDS, THE BURCHER  Prime Beef, Pork, Mutton, and  Poultry.  Also Vegetables and Other Accessories  x  I  J  1  X  ���������vwimiitowm^^  How Gold Dredges Get the Gold  ��������� The tteep hills and rugged mounl&iru of the Klondike region give  rite to numberleu small itieanu, which become from time to time  with the melting of the snowi���������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 are 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 herself do they find a resting place.  The broad creeks���������the wider reaches of the river���������quiet the  ���������tream, 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 suifacc mud  and sand until, by force of Gravity, it reaches bed rock.  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, scorch down,'down���������through sixty 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���������is reached.  The Gold Dredge brings up this material in wholesale quantities  ���������trcsts it with scientific accuracy to save the finest particles of  value���������separates the Jross���������and for the first time lays bare to the hand  o'.   man  this Virgin Gold.  While personally preoent on our property at Stev/art 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 s*������e drodge amounting to $1283.86 in Gold. I saw this Gold,  gathered from the gold-saving Ublos of our Dredge, moulded into  bullion���������a solid bcr oi Gold.  With such results in sight, we are bending every effort to get twenty  of lltstt rnemmoth Dredge* at -work on our property. This summer,  ������������������r socoad dredge vest on���������larger and stronger than the first���������and is  already at voiL  We control by direct' lease from the Canadian Government, One  Hundred and Five (105) miles of Dredgable Grovel en the Stewart  River, eighty miles from Dawson City, in the Klondike. We have  tested the gravel thoroughly with Drills, and it has 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 so located 03 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 the  continued work of development can easily go hand in hand.  To hurry this work of development now, we arc 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 is 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 6tory 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.  Cold Dredges are making millions.  Yukon Basin Gold Dredging Co.,  Ltd.  G. W. Clawson, Treas.  649 Somerset Building  Winnipeg,  Canada.  Name  ..������������������'"       Please send  ...-''   : rAe, postageprepaid,  your large  illustrated Prospectus,  also free Booklet on Gold  Dredging, with full particulars by return mail.     It  is  understood that I incumo obligation  whatever in making this request.  Address   $ THE  HEDLEY  GAZETTE,   DECEMBER 23,1909.'  ���������*!>���������     ti  TAKES ANOTHER ADVANCE  United ^ireless TdegraphlslqckfRaised  "v" . ta $46 Per Share '?  A wire from Vancouver last week1  announced that after December 20th  the above stock would sell at $40 per  share. A1 recent circular issued to  share holders announced 'that the Loudon office (recently, opened) had already made contracts for- the equipment of twelve shipp > sailing- out. of  the Thames, and 'that the number of  , additional ships which they were figuring on anil expected to close ��������� within a fortnight would-far exceed the  numb'eralready.contracted<f6ri  It also announced negotiations for  ground" near London on which' to  erect:a factory for the manufacture-of  their own equipment over there.  Of course' there' are irresponsible  knockers who hint-that'the Company:  have no assets except those on paper-;  and thor-e are always a class in every-  community who like to believe that-  sort of thing no matter how contrary  to reason and to known fact tin:'-.insinuations may tie.  Yoim  WATCH IT GROW  '   'Wjp*  lit is d^tihexi to foe  in Canada."  Money invested in Hedley Town F]ropiei?ty Now will  you B% Ifeta^  ORANGE LODGE" ORGANIZED.  On Monday night .T. "W. Whitely,  organizer for the Orange order organized a new lodge in Hedley. assisted  by D. McCurdy, of the Lower Similkameen.  The officers of the new lodge are:  Master���������Jno. Jamieson  Dep. Master���������A. J. King  Sect'y   P. Dolleinore  Treas.���������Norman Weir  Chap.���������A. Wilkisoti  Lecturer B. Barlow  Dir'r of Ceremonies���������M. Carscallen  The Lodge  will  meet on   thr:  third  Monday, in the month and starts with  a membership of over twenty.  The exercises of Monday night embraced both the secret work of the  order and a tidy banquet at the Hotel  Similkameen at which addresses were  delivered by the organizer and D. McCurdy, while J. Jameson did the honors for tha Hedley memhers.  It is the intention of the new lodge  to exercise care in the selection of its  membership and to conduct the lodge  along the more modern lines which  means the elimination of much that  lias hitherto been held objectionable.  &t$y Now; Bom JtPut Ft Off as t ft������ Price is Qoiiig; tip  ���������  For Full Information Write or Call on  F. H. FRENCH  Secretary and Manager,  HEDfcEV,  ADDITIONAL LOCALS  PEARY GETS THE HONOR  National Geographical  Society, Indorses  Hirii���������Cook not Mentioned  Washington, Dec. IS���������The National  Geographical society last night pub -  lically acclaimed Commander R. E.  Peary th'e discoverer, of the North  ���������' Pole, and in recognition thereof presented to him a gold medal. In presenting the trophy to Commander  Peary, Professor L. W. More, president of the society phrased his sentences to refer to Commander Peary  as the man who won the prize,  no reference being made to Dr. Cook.  Captain Robert A'. Bartlett, the  Master of the Roosevelt', who took  that stout ship into the ice further  than any other craft went, also received a medal; This was presented  by Ambassador James Bryce of Great  Britain.  Messages of congratulation from  Colonel Roosevelt, the Royal Geographical society of England, the Berlin Geographical society and the Duke  of Abruzzi were read.  George and Harry Bowerman commenced doing the. annual assessment  work on the Golden Chariot mine, on  Kruger- mountain, Moridav.- This is  one of-the best among many, exceptionally good properties on that celebrated Tninei-al-bearing elevation; and  during the coming year it should-be  made a steady outputter.���������Oroville-  Gazette.  A BIG DISCOUNT.  Ottawa Second-hand   Dealer   Gets Job  Lot Cheap.  It will be remembered that some  time ago there was a fire in the militia stores department at Ottawa in  which over $200,000 worth of stores  were destroyed.  Part of it was a pile of uniforms 50  feet long 40 feet wide and 8 feet high,  worth $120, 000 . There wasn't a cent  of insurance carried on it, and all that  could be saved from the ruin was the  price the salvage would bring at public  auction.  The damaged goods were afterwards  put up for sale, when a second-hand  dealer secured the pile for $600.  Old Bill's Great Feat  Old Bill Miner is tijhard proposition  to get ahead of. When he holds up  a railway train that's going some. He  escapes from the penitentiary and  successfully stays escaped, pretty  good work, too. Bub when he succeeds in doing a British Columbia  lawyer out of his fees, everyone must  take off his hat to William.--Cran-  brook Prospector.  Residents of Hedley will be pleased1  to know that Dr. McEwen will again  make Hedley his headquarters and-re^-  sume active practice liere'.. There are  but few moie skilful or successful  practitioners than he, and many in  town have an added sense of security  in his return. The removal of Mi*.  Hale to Princeton, has left his residence again at his disposal and he will  re-open His office there.  Mr. and Mrs. Bradshaw and family  took possession of the Great Northern  hotel on Thursday last; Mi-. Lihd who  has been connected with the house  since it first- obtained its licence, will  now take it easy for a while. Mr. and  Mrs. Bradshaw have a wide circle of  friends and a reputation for putting  up the best of cheer, so the house will  continue to bear its reputation for being a well-conducted hostelry.  J. A. Brown, of the Keremeos  Chronicle was a visitor in town on  Sunday. He took the chance of a  train going through to Princeton  from Keremeos on Sunday and got  back to Hedley on Sunday afternoon.  Like all tlie rest of us along the line,  the programme as to running regular-  trains is a sealed book and he has quit  trying to guess what the G;N.R. may  or may not do in that connection.  At the end of last week the last of  the construction force 011 the Kere-  meos-liedley-Princeton section, with  the single exception of the carpenters  were paid off. The Hoarding cars  which have sheltered the men since  track-laying began last June, have  been stripped of their upper works  and converted into ordinary flat cars.  Just when track-laying will be resum  ed at Princeton, no one would be so  fool-hardy as to hazard a guess. Perhaps the next track-layer which will  drop steel at Princeton on the portion  between Princeton andTulameen may  come in from the west, end when that  has been done the road to the coast  will have been opened up.  The Toronto World has prospered  mightily of late years and on the 10th  inst 'celebrated the occasion of its removal to new and larger premises and  the commemoration of its 80th year;  by the  issue of a mammoth edition.  The World- has made for itself a wide  sphere of usefulness and   has championed the cause of.the-people against  corporate aggression as no other paper-  has done.    It may have.-entertained  views at- times that pne could hardly  subscribe  to  but nevertheless it has  tried to do right on all occasions  even  when its course appeared at times to  show too great a tendency to pander  to the whims and abet the clamor of'  the; irresponsible portion of the  unwashed  throng, there were doubtless  extenuating circumstances which made  these    heroic     measures    necessary;  Along with the World's.career during  the last 30 years must also  be taken  that of its proprietor, W. P. Maclean,  who for the greater pox-tion of that  time has held a seat in the House of>  Commons, aud during that period has  given hoth friends and opponents to  know, that he has  been doing some  thing more than holding;it.  Mr. Dan McCurdy, of the Lower Similkameen, was in town on- Mohdrvyi  coming up with Organizer   Whitely  to assist' in  organization of the new  Orange lodge   in   Hedley.    Mr.  McCurdy; is not only the' most enthusiastic but also  the best' posted Orangeman in  the  Similkameen, and   thoroughly conversant'with' the history of  the order in Canada; arid' it' is safe to  say that no other-will render more imr  plicit obedience to its mandate   than  he.   He has been connected1 with  the  organization since boyhood^  but can  not be called an Orangeman of the old  school in the sense that   is generally  understood by that term.   To follow  the fortunes arid aims of the  institution- in  Canada   for the last   thirty  years and to note one by one the public questions that it  has essayed to  deal with (for   the   organization   has  from its inception been more or less a  political  institution) must  also  mean  to have a pretty thorough knowledge  of the relations of church and state  during that time.    Tlie more studious  members of the order to-day are political  specialists.     Their   specialty in  state craft is the part of the political  field that has to do with the  relations  between church and state, and it is always in teresting to con verse with a specialist on the question of his own specialty.  ���������  ���������  1   A  f I  ill  **  r  MZ  EE  p  T  J  I  T  ���������1  t  r  fi  b  j  i  1  1  1      1  PI  1 A  c  1  D  i 1  1        Emmf  161  1-  D  J  r  [               J  I V  \j  f  1/  ^  v/.. 1  ID  1/  t  - II  ^ 11  BY NEATLY PREVTED. STATIONERY  ���������bearing imprint' of'tHe Home office���������isf-  a valuable aid to the local business- man,  for it shows.that he is^public-spirited and  loyal'tot his town*. H Having this, he can-  consistently appeal to the community in  which he resides to give him their trade.  Is the best equipped of any office in ^the  district, Outside of Vernon'and'the larger  offices in the Boundary ::  Largest Type: Faces.  k  Are the three essentials to good Work :  R. H. ROGERS,  M.A., I3.C.L.  BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC  Vernon, B. C  When   writing    Advertisers  Mention the Gazette.  Please  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Memo Heads  Statements  Business Cards  Bills of Fare  Commercial Forms  Pamphlets  Posters Vc, ?c.  t  t  ���������  1T 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  HEDLEY GAZETTE PJc F. 60, Ltd  f  ���������  cv  A

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