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 AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  Volume IX.  HEDLEY, B. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25.  1913.  NUMUER  *  Dr. C. A. JACKSON  DENTIST  [18 years practice in Vancouver.J  S. O. L. Co.'s I'l.ock  PENTICTON,  -  -  B. C.  G. N. R.'s LATEST MONSTROSITY  The  Ukase   from    Supt.    Says  ' Theee Trains per Week  Only  R. W. DEANS  Notary Public Real Estate  Ranches,  Properties.  Mines, Timber,  Witter Powers  Upper Trout Creek, Balcomo P. O. B.C  N. Tho-mi-son i-iio.vk skymouk 5<m  MGK. WKSTKKN CANADA  Cammell Laird & Co. Ltd.  Steel Manufacturers  Sheffield, Eng.  Offices and Warehouse, 847-Ci;i Beatty Street-  Vancouver, B. C.  Hedley    fliners'    and    liillmen's  Union, No. 161, W. F. of M.  Regular meetings of the' Hedley Loeu , No.  101 are held on the first and third "Wednesday  i'in ������m?>n&ui *���������tornity hall and the second  and fourth \Vcdncsday.at the X. P. Minu  O. M. Stevkns. t, K. Willev  President Fin-Secretary.  A. F.   & A. .  REGULAR monthly meetings of  Hedley Lodge No. 43. A. h". & A*. M.,  are held on the second Friday in  each mouth in Fraternity hall. Hedley. Visiting  .brethren are cordially invited to attend.  S. E. HAfllLTON.  W. M  H. D. BARNES  Secretary  MODERN WOODMEN  OF AMERICA  Hedley Local'Camp incuts in  Fraternity Hall thc first Thursday only in the month.  R. J. COKKIGA.V  Connsel  H. G. Fkeismax  ���������    .   .- Clerk.  L. O. L.  Regular monthly meetings of  Hedley Lodge 1741 are held on  the    third   Monday   in    every  sS������^J5<^3*'nionth in Fraternity Hall.  Visit  ing brethern are cordially invited to attend.  H. J. JOXKS. XV. M.  '-���������-.    ;.. G. H..TURNER, Scc't.  DR. J.  L.  MASTERS  DENTIST  >��������� Will be at Home office in Oroville, 1st  co 20th of each month.  Office  on North   Maiii   Street.  P. W. GREGORY  CIVIL KXGIXKKR and UKITISH  COLUMBIA LAXD SURVEYOR  Star Building- Princeton  lA/alferClayton  Barrister. .Solicitor. Ktc.  JtONKV TO LOAN  PENTICTON,  B. C.  GREAT  NORTHERN HOTEL  HEDLEY B.C.  Bar and Table the Best.   Rates Moderate  First Class Accommodation  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  X .*������  I Grand  Union f  I Hotel *  X     -  f HEDLEY,  British Columbia  Rates���������$1.50 a Day and Up  First-Class Accommodation.  Bar Stocked with Best Brands  of Liquor and Cigars  X  X  X  X  X  X  ff  X  ,        x  I  A.   WINKLER,     Proprietor.  5  ^������������tnn^n������?^^nt������B^^^v^nni^i^������yisj?  Wlni t was given lust week as a rumor is now confirmed by nil official  telegram from Marcus that the train  schedule for this branch will be reduced  to three trains per week"; and the new  arrangement was to lie in force after  December.. 23rd.  . This arrangement has the effect of  putting Hedley and the rest of the  valley buck to three mails per week  and leaves us worse off than <. before  the Great Northern came to Hedley sit  all, for there was a daily ni.-iil service  by stage before thc railway began  carrying the mails.  Little by little the evidence' has been  acciunaiilaling that the'Great Northern .Railway is an institution that is  long on promises and very short in  fulfilment;' Particularly has this been  so in connection with their'.building  programme and it appears to hole! in  everything- else. The reason' they  give out for this curtailment of the  train service to three trains a week is  that of falling off of traffic, and yet it  is a well known fact that on a running  schedule between here and Oroville  which is proverbially slow and could  almost be made by horse vehicles, the  trains are often several hours late and  their lateness explained because of the  huge amount of freight they have had  to handle. But if these trains cannot  keep on time on a, snail schedule running every day because of freight congestion, how do they expect to handle  it in three days when they are now  running behind 011 sixdays?  Theie should be determined 'effort  all through the valley to fight this imposition as hard as it can be fought.  The Post Office.Department,-the Railway Commission anil every.- other  means that can be employed' or influence brought to bear should be  used. One thing the Great Northern  has certainly accomplished in Canada  and that is to teach "an object lesson to  Canadians who are disposed'to declaim  against the C.P.R. that they did not  know when they were well off. Communities that have had experience  with both roads will certainly, have an  opportunity to institute comparisons  and the comparison will not be in  favor of the American road. Over in  the Slocan they had an experience  with the Great Northern that no community .would want to have repeated.  Their failure to do as they, had  promised has caused serious individual  losses in this valley and particularly  at Kereineos where about fifty families moved away *  '  Now that they have started in on a  train servicecurlailment.itshows that  if it suited,  their purpose to treat the  Similkameen  Valley ;is  they  treated  Slocan they would  do so.    After getting away with   that as  long as  they  did   they are  evidently beginning  to  think   that Canadians are   easy.   To  remove the stigma of being easy game  for the G. N. ft. crowd   it is up to   the  residents  of    .Similkameen   valley   to  put up the  hardest kind of light  they  can.    Theie are various  ways of getting   back at  the   G.N.R. in this niatter and none of  them   should be   neglected.    .If 'all   else   fails   the    boycot  would   still   be  available.      "With   the  prospect-  of an open   winter it, is  not,  likely that auto  comiminiciilion   with  Penticton will be interrupted and this  will enable the   C.P.R.   daily  service  from Penticton to be used.    The mail  contracts  should   be   taken   from   the  G.N.R. and mail brought in by way of  Penticton again.    Autos  could   bring  it over daily and run   up the valley   to  Princeton and beyond.  There, is still another way they may  be got at and there is no use in being  mealy-mouthed over the thing. The  Alien Labor Act of the United States  was used in the interests of the Great  Northern and Northern Pacific to prevent the C. P. 11. from running their  Canadian train crews on their Soo  line across on to American territory.  The Canadian Alien Act should be  equally potent to return the compliment in this case and there is never  anything morally wrong with asking  a man to take a little bit of his own  medicine. To command respect it is  necessary to resent imposition and  something along that line is required  in this case.  the Gazette  extends Lo Readers and Patrons  far and near a Merry Christmas  and a Bright and Prosperous New  Year.  ,RUSHING THE JOB  Contractors on Hope Bridge Have,Busy  Winter Ahead  WHY THEY COME  Investigation   of  Causes of Emigration  from Rural England to Dominions Over Seas.  London, Dec. 19,���������At the request of  the Dominion's Royal Commission the  board of agriculture undertook some  months ago to institute immediately  an inquiry into the cause; of the phenomenal emigration that was taking  place to the dominions and elsewhere  from the rural districts of England  and Wales. The board today issued  itsieport from which it appears that  information has been received . from  485 centres. They report extensive  emigration especially, to Canada, of  young people hampered by lack of op  portunity in rural and agricultural  centres and attracted by the prospect  of greater freedom, better wages and  conditions in the overseas dominions.  The dearth of colleges is a contribu  tory cause, but that most generally  mentioned is "the activity of the immigration agents in advertising the  allurements of the colonial life which  applies to a generation which has become accustomed to the modern.disregard of distance."-  A special peculiarity of the. rural  exodus is that the movement to industrial life is rather diminishing than decreased, supplemented to so large an  extent by the movement to the overseas dominions.  THE   SIMILKAMEEN  PROTESTS  Keremeos, Hedley and Princeton Are Getting After the G. N  R. Individually  and Collectively  WILL IT   STAND?  Remarkable Decision Given by Vancouver  Judge on Case Under Employer's  Liability Act  Vancouver, Dec, 1G.���������A decision of  far-reaching importance has ��������� been  handed down by Judge Grant in the  proceedings of theadministratorof the  estate of Steven Plecas against ���������)'. TV.  Stewart, a contractor for the V.V.iSrE  Railway. I3y the terms of this judgment when persons are employed on  Sunday at other vocations than those  named in the exceptions clauses of the  Dominion Lord's Day Act, they are en  gaged in illegal employment, and should  they be killed or sustain injuries,tbere  can be no valid claim for compensation.  The judgment will apply with especial pertinence to the large numbers  of men employed on Sundays in railroad work, which does not come under  the clauses relating directly to works  of necessity and charity.  KILI.I*-!)  OX    Sl'NI'AY  Plecas was a laborer employed in a  gang working under Kellutt, a sub-contractor to Stewart. While working in  a cutting near Abbotsford on Sunday,  January 21. 1IJ12, he was killed through  a dynamite blast. The arbitration  proceedings were advanced by Mr.  Charles G. Major, official administrator for New Westminster district,  against  the    contractor,    Mr.  J.   \V.  The news that the Great Northern  Ry. had issued the order for reducing  the train service-up this valley from a  daily service to that of three days-a-  wc-ek seemed to strike everybody the  same and there was no suggestion  from any part to-.allow the imposition  to go past without making a vigorous  protest. Hedley's end of the kick  ���������materialized at a public meeting on  Monday night in the office of the Hedley Trading Company's store when a  good representative gathering of the  business men and residents of the town  attended.  On motion the chair was taken by  A. Megraw. and G. P. Dal ton acted as  secretary. When the meeting was in  full swing there was no room left for  doubt that the gathering was unanimous in condemnation of the treatment to which the valley, was being  subjected by the Great Northern and  the only thing to be arrived at was the  proper course to take in order to obtain redress. This problem was.rend-  ered all the more difficult by the lack  of some .very essential data beating  upon the situation.  This mode of procedure finally materialized into the appointment of a  committee consisting of the chairman,  secretary and G. P. .Tones to draft resolutions to be forwarded to the Hon.  Martin Burrell, to be laid before the  Postmaster General and the Railway  Commission and to L. W. Shatford,  M.P.P., to be brought by him before  the Provincial government and the  Railway authorities in St. Paul and  Seattle.  The meeting also delegated to the  committee, authority to attend as  delegates from Hedley to a joint meeting for the valley to be held iu Princeton or if they could not attend, to procure others to go in their stcad-  A strong resolution was drafted and  despatched by wire as above mentioned.  On Tuesday Messrs. Jones and Dal-  tun attended the Princeton joint uieeting where other resolutions were passed and forwarded and thus the three  tow ns of the valley were found shoulder to shoulder waging the fight individually and collectively.  WHAT   PARCEL POST MAY   DO  A writer in the Province gives a  description of the job which the contracting firm of Armstrong & Morri-"  son have on hand in putting in the  substructure for the big railway bridge  of the Kettle Valley, over the Fraser  at Hope. The same firm built the'  Provincial Government bridge over  the Fraser in 1902-3 and they have  more plant on hand for the present,  job than they had on the bridge at  New Westminster.  "There, are three piers to be built,  each 2-1-by 50 feet in dimensions, and  S5 feet in height, rising some 30 feet-  above water level. Eight thousand  yards of concrete are estimated to be  required for this construction, and 123  men will be employed on the work.  As work will go on day and night,  with three shifts of .men, very rapid  progress,-will-be made. The foundations of the caissons will be biiilt on  the wharf which has been constructed.  They will be launched from there"and  towed to place where they will be  built up and sunk in position. Then  the air compressing plant will-be connected up and the caissons forced  down in the bed of the'river to firm  foundation.  "Three steel shafts, two of them two  feet in diameter and one of three feet  diameter will . be installed in each  caisson as the piers are being built,  in the two smaller- shafts material  excavated from the .bottoms of the  caissons will be elevated and material  for building the concrete piers will be  lowered in large steel buckets. The  larger shaft is for the. men. to go up  and down to their work. Each shaft  is air-locked, steel doors, perfectly airtight, being placed so that the men  going down are locked in a chamber  into which the compressed air is  allowed to enter until it is at the same  piessure as in the lower part of the.  shaft. The lower door is then opened  and the men proceed to the bottom  level. Tlie same method is used in  lowering material, and the operation  is reversed in hoisting material and in  bringing men up -from the bottom.  The men work in a constant temperature of about lib .degj and are not affected by climatic, conditions, so that  winter is no more disagreeable for the  work below the surface than summer.  "When completed this bridge is to be  a combined railway and traffic bridge,  the Dominion and Provincial Governments having made grants towards  its cost. For the first time the old  town of Hope will have direct connection with the"C. P. R. by rail,  "For the many years the rail way has  passed this point, a ferry across the  river has been the only means of communication, until the past summer  when the Canadian Northern line oil  the south sick- was completed into  Hop(>. Already siirns oi" awakening  are in evidence. And with three railways centring there, it. is quite within  range of possibility that the bid town  of Cariboo days will awaken from its  long lethargy and take its place in  modern progress.  MINING NOTES  It May Tend to Eliminate to Considerable  Extent the Middle Man  Speaking at Smiths Falls recently,  Mr. George K Foster said of the cost  of living (hat the new parcels post system would help thc consumer and the  producer very greatly by reducing the  numbers of middlemen.    It would   be  Stewart, Messrs. Scott and Goodstime j possible to   have  a-  farmer 100  miles  appeared for  the applicant,   while tho   from   town  send   regularly 10    to 20  respondent-  was    represented   by Mr.  W. II. D. Ladner.  While the decision of the County  Court judge makes it apparent th.it  the claim would have been dismissed  in any event on account of a finding of  negligence in the deceased not having  seemed available cover, yet the text of  the judgment, where the finding is  made that the man was illegally working on Sunday and therefore his relatives are not entitled tocompens'ition  under the act is by far the most interesting and important part of the de-  j cision.  pounds of butter direct to his city consumer, thus saving the grocer's profit,  to which is added an apportionment of  the grocer's high rent, made high by  the speculative land values. In the  courseof his speech, Mr. .Foster deprecated the extravagance of the people of  this countryand urged that they correct this weakness. In the two words  "middlemen" and "extravagance  the Minister of Trade and Commerce  has discovered a couple of very potent  causesofthe present highcost of living. I  The Canadian Consolidated earned a  million last year, and paid eighteen  per cent on its capital stock.  The increase of zinc,   mainly derived  as  a by-product   from   the concentrating mills handling the; silver-lead ores  (if the Slocan, emphasizes   the importance   of a solution   of the  problem of  treating' the ores   at home  instead of  being  entirely  dependent  on   foreign  buyers of  spelter as at present.      Last  month   the  Slocan shipped   to United  States  spelter works 2773 tons  of zinc-  ore    and   concentrates,-   the   heaviest-  shipments  ever made  ot' this  class of  ores.     Up to the end of November the  total  shipments  of zinc   ore and   concentrates  for  the   year amounted  to  Gol;">  tons.     The  largest  shipper was  the  Standard   with 810-1-  tons  of concentrates.   Rambler Cariboo mine was  the next largest shipper with 1200 tons  of ore and  the  Van Roi 077  tons  of  concentrates,    A new producer of zinc  ore  is   the   U. S.,   located   near Bear  Lake,   not far from  the  Lucky  Jim,  ���������and .this mine shipped  thirty-five tons  of zinc ore. THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, DEC 25, 1913.  and  Similkameen Advertiser.  Subscriptions in Advance  Per Year... ....SiCKl  ",( United States! ..'2.00  Advertising Rates  Measurement. V- lines to tho inch.  Land Notices���������Certificates of improvement, etc.  ������7.0(1 for Oft-day notices, and $5.00 for M-day  notices.  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding one  inch, Sl.'Hl for one insertion, L'o cents Toi-  each subsequent insertion. Over one inch.  10 cents nor line for Hrst insertion and 5  ccnts per lino for each subsequent insertion.  Transients payable in advance.  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month  ������1.23; over 1 inch and up to 1 inclies, ������1.00  per inch per month. To constant advertisers  taking larger space titan four inches, on  application, rates will liegiven of reduced  charges, based on size of space and length  of time.  A. MEGRAW. Alanasrinjt Editor.  r  Full Aloon  ��������� 18  Last <i nar.  ���������-'()  ' ..   ������������������     e  New Jloon  First qwir.  ��������� S.  .'1913  DEC  ���������1913.  Sun. Mon. Tues. Wert. tliu. Fri. Sat.  ��������� 7  U  21  28  1  .  S  15  22  29  9  10  23  30  3  10  17  2-1  .31  ���������f  il  IS  12  19  20  "fi  1;'$  20  ���������>7  EDITORIAL COMMENTS  The  Great    Northern   Railway  Co  has .demonstrated   its    conception   of I  the    Christmas   spirit'    bv    choosing j  '        ... - " |  the Christmas week for tlie excercise j  of a: little ,petty malice towards this  portintiof tlie province by curtailing  . the������..-train service on the Oi-oville-  PrinceLon run. Its tender regard for  the welfare of its employees and the  'Christmas spirit manifested therein is  further demonstrated by making glad  the hearts of the train crew on this  run by assuring thein that the change  will inean half-pay for them. Can it be  possible now that divisional superintendent Doyle has been sufficiently  disinterested to put himself on half-  pay at the same time. If so. it would  be a consistent practical way of making the line pay.  Some inkling of the mysteries of  railway accounting may be had from  the assertion of divisional superintendent Doyle of the Great. Northern that  this section of the line was being operated at n loss. Last month be said it  had gone behind $15,000 and the deficit  ��������� was greater than that the month be-  foie. Now the Boards of Trade in this  valley have indisputable data to show  that so fur as actual operating expenses antl the local revenue, from opera-  ing this section of the line is concerned, the claim of loss is absolutely untrue. Of course he can juggle in the  "fixed charges" item. There is the interest on the cost of construction and  there is the depreciation item and various other unheard of items. But will  he kindly tell us how much it was possible for that old peg-legged, wheezy,  broken-winded engine to depreciate or  deteriorate after it was first put on  this run? Are we still expected to be  paying the interest on the interest on  the cost of the grade from Keremeos  to Hedley that lay for two whole years  growing grass and weeds before a rail  was laid on it: and were we even allowed any rebate for the. weed crop?  It is not a very pleasing feature of the  situation for a Canadian to contemplate; now is it? Some down at Keremeos have been as-mrcd that the. contract under which the Railway Company curries, the'mail does not call'for  a daily service but only a throe, days a  week service and leaves it "open blithe railway company to please itself  which service, it will render. This  si-cms incredible and we refuse to  believe it. Inanimation of the Canadian blue hook issued from Ottawa  shows that when the Gieat Northern  were only running their trains to Keic-  nii-os D..l.Innis bad a contract from  the Government for a daily service to  bring the mail on from Keremeos to  Hedley. This contract began the latter  part of 1907 and was for a four years  term. It was carried out by him for  two years until the Great Northern  began running their trains through to  Hedley in J909. and while there is  nothing in the blue bonk showing that  he tinned over the remaining two  years of the contract to the Great-  Northern Railway it is well known  line that this was actually what he  did. This therefore shows that th'e  first arrangement by which the Great  Northern cariied mail between Keremeos and Medley required daily deli veiy and it is absurd to suppose that  a smart manlike Lemieux who was  Sir Wilfred Lauricr's Postmaster  General at that time would have  given one man a contract for daily  carrying of the mails from a point to  which the mail was only being despatched three days in the week.  ings will probably be moderate.  CANADIAN l'AC'IKIC WILL AVANT  FUNDS  "Of the railroads, only the Canadian  Pacific will need any considerable sum,  and the amount required by the, latter  will be much smaller than in the current year and will be provided on the  proposed terms. ('��������� .'.  "  "The great Canadian crops-, of 'the  current year have immensely ,i in proved the situation, as they have brought  ���������i gi eat income to fanners and have  placed everyone in funds. 1 am authoritatively informed that the crops in  the West were much larger than any  amount yet calculated.  INI-'l.UX of ooi.o.  "The large influx of gold due to  heavy sales of produce, and to the fact  that- the country has become, more economical is another encouraging fen-'  ture of the situation. Everyone desires to prevent excessive borrowings  by Canada, and, although any curtailment m the amount of new capital obtained from abroad will cause a diminution in the trade activity, the country  will have no difficulty in bearing the  interest burden resulting from the  large influx of capital in recent years."  EDUCATING THE FARMERS  THE BANK OF  77 Years in ..Business.    Capital and Surplus Over $7,600,000.  Plan Ahead for The Children's Education  Times 'may bo no bettor, and money no. more plentiful, when the education of your maturing* children begins  to make heavy demands on your purse. Open now, in  the Sitvino-s Department of the Bunk of British North  Americ-n. a special Education Fund, so that you will be  able to give your children the start in life which you  owe them.  Hedley  Branch,  C. P. Dalton, Manager  <&<&~<&^t>&&<fr4*~<*^-Q^<>&&+-6~&&~4^<*^-+^<fr&<fr<$> <&&&<$���������<&  Dominion  and   Provincial   Governments  Co-operate in Providing Instruction  LOCAL MEWS  In arranging its train service from  Oroville to Princeton the Great Northern Railway evidently regards the  Canadian Post Office Department as a  puppet or a mere pawn on the board  that does not require to be taken into  consideration. Not a postmaster in  the valley had received a shred of no-  - tice from the Canadian Post Office  Department or from any inspector or  other official thereof concerning the  change from a daily mail to three days  a week service, fn this case their  orders are to be passive in character  and come from an alien concern that  has been given a charter to build and  run a railroad in Canada, and in short  as they interpret it, to do as they like.  School closed on Priday last for the  Christinas holidays and when it assembles after the New Year it is expected that another principal will be  in charge, as Mr. Hill tendered his resignation to the Board about a fortnight before. ' This action was rather  unexpected in town and yet to those  who can appreciate the situation and  understand his motive for doing so, it  ���������was the most natural thing to expect.  He felt somewhat keenly the results of  last midsummer examination, which  were not encouraging, especially to a  teacher who had invariably made a  good record in the past where he bad  pupils who bad both tbe-will and the  capacity to work and where parents  had the wisdom to second the efforts  Of the teacher. That he, had not this  support or opportunity to make good  with his Hedley class was apparent  not only to himself but to anyone else  who has had experience in educational work and who understands what is  requisite for the passing of examinations that are at all stiff. Pupils who  have an inclination. to trifle with a  situation and are aided and abetted in  their trifling by foolish parents have a  mighty slim chance when they get up  against the real thing; and the teacher  who values his reputation cannot afford to stay any longer with a situation of that kind than the length of  time that may be necessary for him to  become fully convinced of the futility  of it. We recognize that this may be  regarded as a somewhat brusque and  brutal way of putting the thing, but it  is the situation exactly as we see it,  and it is in the interests of the school  and the pupils themselves that it be  put before them as plainly as possible.  BRITISH FINANCIER  OPTOMISTIC  Thinks Canadian   Business  Will be All  Right in lo!4  "I learn upon excellent authority,"  said Sir George Pnish, editor of the  Loudon Economist, in an interview at  Montreal, "that the directors of the  Canadian Pacific Railroad have in  view and will shortly announce a  financial plan, other than an increase  of its capital sf-ock, that will yield  shareholders a substantial bonus."  Sir George Paish has cabled !lo his  paper, The Statist:  "Business in Canada is still active,  and is likely to remain at a high level  in lull, although the activity may not  be as great as in 1913. A large amount  of construction work is still in progress, and part of the funds for  its completion are already in hand."  The great sum of about ������70,000,000 of  capital that will have been raised  abroad by Canada, mainly .in London  and New York, in the current year,  will provide a large part of the capital  required to finance Canada's construction work next year and fresh borrow-  Plans for the formation of winter  classes in connection with the farmer's  institutes throughout the. province are  now being considered by Livestock  Connnissioner \V. T. McDonald and  Provincial Horticultm ist fi. M. Win-  slow. ,  lt������is planned to have lecturers go  through the fruit and general farming  districts of the province during the  winter months addressing the members  of the institutes on subjects of interest  to farmers. They will deal with orchard woik. dairy farming, poultry raising, mixed farming, and tho growing  of grain, roots, vegetables and fodder  crops. A good deal of work along this  line is done each year by the agricultural department, but it is hoped to  extend considerably the sphere of educational endeavor of this nature between now and next spring. Most of  the lecturing is to be done by the de-  pat (.mental experts stationed in Victoria.  ft is not generally known that the  Dominion Government assists the educational work of the provincial agricultural department by making an  annual grant. It is said that this year  the Dominion agricultural department  granted the provincial department a  sum in the neighborhood of $37,000 for  this purpose. This amount is, of course,  not by any means confined to farmeis'  institute classes and pamphlets. In  addition, there are demonstration  orchards and farm investigation plots.  METEOROLOGICAL.  The following are the read ings showing temperature, -etc., for the week  ending Nov. 29, 1913:  AT THE  MINK.  Maximum Minimum  25 ...             13  22 ..-     '      20  27 .:   '  '      20  29 ..'            13  29 ..             16  57 .. ���������           13  ..30 ..             13  Average maximum temperature 27.  Average, minimum do        15.41  Mean temperature 21.20  Rainfall for the week 1.00 inches.  Snowfall       "       " .00      "  COItUKSPOMDIXG WEKIC OK  LAST VBAH  Highest maximum temperature 37.  Average maximum do 30.57  Lowest minimum do 10.  Average minimum do 15.  Mean do 22.7S  Dec U  15  16  17  IS  19  20  AT  THE   MILL.  Maximum  Minimum  Dec 14  *.   ,  28  32  15  '  39  20  10  40  2S  17  38  24  18  36  28  19  17  21  20  .   .  30  21  Average maximum temperature 23.57  Average minimum do 24.SO  Mean do 28.60  Rainfall for the week      .00 inches  Snowfall       ���������'���������'     " .00  COKKKSI'OXniNO WKBK OK  LAST YKAK  Highest maximum temperature 38  Average do do 32.57  Lowest minimum do 19.  Average do do. 24.51  Mean do 2S.49  >HOTEL SIMILKAMEEN,  ( HEDLEV, B. C.  ������ An Up-to-date   First-Class Hotel  | RATES MODERATE  \ F. J. DOLLEMORE  f Proprietor.  X TAKE A LOOK AT OUR  | -  ��������� i^  ���������      WINDOW DISPLAY  FOR FREE GIFTS  ���������   FRASER. BLOCK - HEDLEY, B.C. f  ^���������^^^������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������ ������������������������������ 4������ .������ ������ ������H������^^ O ������ ������ ������ ������  A. MEGRAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyance;**,   Real  Estate.  Minus  Crown    Grants   Applied   For  Under Lund  Act und  Mineral Act.  Agent for:  Mutual Lifts of Canada.  Hudson Hay Insurance Co.  Maryland Casualty Co  Oc.cnn Accident and Guarantee Co.  Office   at   HEDLEY,   B.  C.  When   writing Advertisers    Please  Mention the Gazette.  Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations  pOAL mining rights of the Dominion, in  X-t "Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,  the Yukon Territory, the North-west Territories and in a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twentv-ono years at an annual rental of ������1 an  acre. "Not more than 2,500 acres will bo leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in-person to the Agent or Sub-Agent  of the district in which thc right'* applied for  arc situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of  sections, and in unsurvcyocl territory thc tract  applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.     '  Each application must be accompanied by a  foe of S3 which, will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but, not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable) output of thc mine at the rate of live cents  per ton  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the Agent with sworn returns accounting for  tlie full quantity of merchantable coal mined  and oav tlie royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights arc not being operated, such returns  should be furnished at least once a year.  Tho lease will include tho coal mining rights  only, but tho lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may  be considered necessary for tbo working of tho  mine at the rate of ������10.00 nn acre.  For full information application should be  made to the Secretary of the Department of  the Interior. Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-  Agent of Dominion Lands.  WW. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.H.-Unauthorizod publication of this advertisement will not be paid for. il-tim  60   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c.  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NOTICE  Sia.ULKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT  I'lSTllICT  OF YAMS  ���������"PAKE Notice that Alfred Uowberry.-or Fail--  -1- view, occupation Rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchase tho following  described lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted atthesouth-  -west comer of C. D. Chat's application to purchase thence north 1J) chains, thence west 30  chains, thence south JO chains, thence cast. BO  chains to pointof coiunieneeinent containing  SO acres more or less, for pasturage.  ALFRKI1 RO WHERRY  per Vnl. C. Haynes, agent,    ,  Nov. 22nd. 1913 48-10  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEKN LAXD DISTRICT  DISTKICT Ol'- VAI.K  'PAKE Notice that Christopher Donoghuc  *- Can-, occupation Rancher intends to apply for permission to purchase eighty acres of  land in the Similknineen Land Division as  follows:  Commencing nta post planted forty chains  west of the noi'th west corner of Lot (iib's; thence  west forty chains, thence south twenty chains,  thence cast forty chains, thence north twenty  chains to the point of commencement containing eighty acres more or less.  CHRISTOPHER D. CARR  per Vnl. C. Haynes, agent.  Nov 21st, 1013 48-10  NOTICE  ���������3IMILKA-MEKN LAN!) DISTRICT  UISTIlICT OI'"  VAI.K  TAKE Notice Mac Evelyn Haynes. occupa-  *��������� tion married woman, of Fairview, intends to apply for permission to purchase  eighty acres of land in tho Similkameen Land  Division as follows:���������  Commencing at thc south-west corner of Lot i  G!)8s thence west forty chains, thenco north !  twenty chains, thence cast fortychains, thence ,  south twenty chains to point of commencement,)'  containing eighty acres more or less.  MAE EVELYN HAYNES  per Vat. C. Haynes, agent.  November 21st, liin. --1K-10  County Court of Yale  A sitting of the County Court, of Yalo will lie  hold at the Court House, Princoton, Tuesday,  6th day   of   .lanuary, li)U,   at   tho  hour   of  2 o'clock in thc afternoon.   By command.  HUGH HUNTER  45-1 Registrar County Court.  mtmmm  mtmmm  warn THE HEDLEY GAZETTE DEC 25. 1913.  Town and District.  ���������i  The first train tinder tlie new schedule turned up at Hedley an hour late.  When you go to Princeton by rail  now it is either a one. hour stay or-18  hours.  T. H.  Itothorhiiui   received his  new  o   English   liilliarcl  table  last  week and  now has it in play.  The roads are in wonderful condition  for this time of the year and they enjoyed the trip over,  A Sunday school bazaar held by the  P girls  of Airs.   Clare's   Sunday   school  \class on Friday last netted $92.00.  Mr. and .Mrs. L. A. Clarke of Green  Mountain intend,to spend the winter  in California and will leave shortly  after the new year.  Jack Howe's  hand has been getting  -along nicely and there will not be any  " J^:' further necessity for   amputation  of  ;nny other part of .the hand.  Miss'BIake  who has  been   teaching  in Princeton for the hist half of the  .year went out to  spend tho Christmas  holiday with friends in Penticton.  There  will   be Anglican service   in  Fraternity Hall on Sunday next when  special Christmas  music will   be  provided.    Mrs. J.A.Brown of Keremeos  c ���������      and Row Mr. Griffiths will each sing.  Mr. anel Mrs.  Jones  went over   to  P.enticton   on  Friday   last and   met  their daughter Avonia who came home  "-' from St. Margaret's school in Victoria  to spend the Christmas holidays here.  ���������The Hedley school board are advertising for a principal for the superior  school bore. Strong effort will be made  to secure another teacher to be here in  time for the re-opening after the New  Year.  ��������� Eddie Simpson who was formerly  assistant electrician at the Daly Reduction Works here, returned from  the coast last week. He reports work  scarce on the coast and money hard  to get.  The date of the annual ball for the  Hedley Hospital has been fixed for  January 23rd aud the ball is to be a  masquerade. Full arrangements are  now being made and a good time is expected.  Dr. MeC'affery came clown from  Princeton on Tuesday to assist Dr.  McEwen in an operation on shift-boss  Starkey's knee. The knee cap was  found to be broken and the healing  -will be tedious.  J Mr. L. YV. Shatford, M.P.P., return  ed to Vancouver on December 10th,  and the same evening lie left again for  Ottawa, Montieal anel Toronto and  did not expect to return to Vancouver  before the 21st or 22nd.  Dr. Lawrence found more work to  do here in the dontis.try.line than he  was expecting and he will not be able  to get away this week. It is his- intention to spend a while in Princeton and  Keremeos before leaving the valley.  NOTICE��������� After December23rd trains  on the Oroville-Pnnceton section of  the V. V. -& E. will run on Tuesdays,  Thursdays and Saturdays only, with  through trains to Coalmont Tuesdays  and Saturdays.���������H. E, Hansen, agent.  Dan MeKinnoti returned from Loom-  is last week. He says the small pox  is practically cleaned out of Loomis,  and Oroville is also about ready for a-  clean bill, but in some other parts of  that county the reports are not very  good.  A _ thoughtful Christmas greeting  from H. A. llincks of Langford Station, Vancouver Island, was a portrait  of his wife and baby boy. Tho picture  is taken with summer setting in a  wealth of green shrubbery and makes  a very pretty rustic scene.  It. was announced last week that  commencing with December 24th_ a  double exhibition of moving pictures  each week would be given in the Star  Theatre. One set of reels will be used  on Wednesdays and Thursday and a  change for Fridays and Satuidays.  Mr. A. A. Robertson, of the British  Columbia Portland Cement Company,  East Princeton, was in town on Monday. Tho plant is closed down at present. The- piincipal reason given is  the inability of the United Empire  Coal Company to supply sufficient  coal.  If, as generally .believed, the curtailment of train service is a bit of petty  revenge for the small-pox quarantine*,  then the proposed boycot should be  pushed for all it is worth. So also  should the requirements of tlie Canadian Alien Labor Act which will require a change of crews at each crossing of the boundary line be insisted  upon. The maintenance of Canadian  erews at Laurier, Midway and Cho-  pacii might prove an argument which  would make the big bully sit Up.  It is expected that the ice will be fit  for use, on the link today. Either get  a season ticket or see that you have  two bits in your wardrobe. At. all  events don't expect to skate for nothing, because rinks cost money and  labor to prepare.  And now watch the days begin to  lengthen out. The winter solstice took  place on Sunday and although there is  ah endy a gain of five .minutes in  length in the .evening, the shortening  up still goes on in the 'morning and  wil.l continue to do so for about ten  days more.  Mr. T. Walter Beam left the middle  of the week' for his home, in Denver  and expected to reach there for Christinas. While he had nothing to give  out in connection with further workj  next summer on the bonds, theie is  every reason to beleive that the work  will #o ahead again in the spring.  Pete Helstab received a,telegram on  Monday..evening advising him of the  .death of his only sister who lives in  Washington state, about 20 miles from  Spokane He left by Tuesday's train  and would have tried to.reach'Oioville  Monday c'night if he could have procured an,an to to take him through.  Bowling ten pins i.s the popular  evening s'port in Penticton this winter. Hedley bowlers have an opportunity to indulge in the same diversion in Rolls' bowling alley where an  outfit for box ball five pins has been  installed. A prize is given each Saturday night for the highest score  howled during the week.  Always deal with those who think  enough of your trade to ask for it, and  the surest way to get the woith of  your money is to read carefully the  announcement of those who invite  your trade in their advertisements.  The day is past when merchants advertise what they are not prepared to  carry out.  F. H. French returned on Thursday  last from Penticton and Suuimerland.  where he had gone with the auto to  take back his cou<*in, Miss Alcock of  Vancouver, who bait been spending a  few days with them. Mrs. French accompanied him and they look in a  dance in Suniinerland the evening of  the same afternoon they left here.  .Golf-playing was stopped in Hedley  last week, not because, of depth of  snow foi- theie has not been more than  half an inch and a few hours' sun soon  had this in patches. The weather has  been so steady that the. patches are  still there and it is practically impossible to find the balls where there are  pat tides of snow to distract the attention.  Emile F. Voigt of V.oigt's.Camp was  in   town the  latter part of last week  and remained..over- Sunday.    He  reports a large amount of work done in  Copper Camp and the properties turning out  very well. . About $12,000,000  worth of ore, he says,   has been blocked out  and the amount expended in  development by the B.C. Copper Company  to date is $600,000.     Mr. Keffer  has gone  back to New York where a  meeting of the Directors is being held.  Good Christinas displays were made,  in   the  local"stores  and shops.     The  Hedley   Trading    Company    catered  specially for this trade-both in its dry-  goods and grocery departments as did  also the store of Creelman <fc Lyall and  shoppers would  be hard  to  suit  who  could not find the thing  that  would  take their fancy.    James  Clarke   has  special gift offerings   in   the jewelery  line that can always be counted cm   to  be as represented,  and the toy shops  weie equipped to gladden  the  hearts  of the kiddies.  The operation performed in Spokane  on David Lawley disclosed the fact  that the injury to the eyes was more  serious than thought to be. In one of  the eyes a lot of finely divided rock  matter was shot through the eye-ball  and the sight hopelessly ruined. The  remaining eye was also found to he  seriously injured and the chances for  a .more favorable, outcome were not-  considered bright. Both rock particles and the blaze from the explosion  contributed to produce the injury  done.  An extraordinary general meeting  of the British Columbia Put tland Cement Company was called to fake  place on Saturday last at the head  office of the company in Vancouver,  but the time given was so scant that  very few bond-holders from this part  of the province could have been represented either in person or by proxy.  As far as known very few (if any)  proxies were sent in. For an important meeting of this kind ample notice  would be much more satisfactory for  everybody. At all events it would  tend to inspire more confidence in  those at the helm, and confidence is a  pretty good asset to look to at all  times.  r.  Now is the time to procure your Christmas Fruits  while the selection is complete and the goods fresh.  Below are a few of the lines we have just received:  Seeded Raisins ' Peels  Sultanas Dates  Currants Figs  Shelled Nuts  Fresh Fruit  Biscuits and Confectionerv  Handkerchiefs   and  dainty  articles  in   silks  and  linen, neckwear, hosiery, etc.  Fancy China, Cut Glass, Cutlery, Etc., ��������� Skates and  skating requisites  A HANDSOME SINGER SEWING MACHINE  will be given away absolutely free to the person holding the  correct key when all the keys are called in; one will be g'iven  with every $2 cash purchase until all the keys ar.e given out.  Don't Pay Out Good Money for Rent When You  Can Own a House of Your Own  THE HEDLEY CITY TOWN.Slfl  F. H. French, Secretary and Manager  if  m  m  HEDLEY, B.C.  G. P. .Tones went to Princeton on  Monday. He intended to make a test  of the Portland cement manufactured  there by Messrs. Budd and Osborne in  a recent run. The former stock which  he had before sampled and tested had  been cleared out by the Cement company and he did not want to take, any  chances on a new lot made under dif-  ferent.siiperintendence and with quantity in a specified time being main  the object in view. He therefore  was not disposed to take any -risk in  using it without further test to be  sure. While in Princeton Mr. Jones  would also attend the joint meeting of  the three towns as delegate from Hedley along with C. P. Dalton to protest  against curtailment of Great Northei n  train service.  Plumbing- and Heating-, Sheet  Metal Work Tinsmithing-  Shop corner Angela, Ave. and Bridge  St.,   in MVIiirdock's blacksmith shop.'  Work guaranteed.   Consult us about your work  I  Proprietors  I  I  I  i  8  Practical Workmen  PRINCETON, B. C.  HOSPITAL DONATION  The Women's Institute of Keremeos  have exemplified the Christinas spirit  by making a donation of ten dollars  to the funds of the Hedley Hospital.  The secretary of the Hospital advises  us that this sum has been received  from tho Institute and asks that the  thanks of the Hospital Board bo expressed through these columns.  ENCOURAGE   HOME   INDUSTRY  ���������niM  "���������' :''"f."f������!.' '���������-������������������-.���������.���������;���������������������������;''-"������������������.���������������������������. ;".:: ��������� *���������~"' *.'������������������ ������������������>���������'::���������','.-������������������������������������.������������������ ������������������������������������!���������,��������� ���������'"���������   '-���������    ������������������"'-���������'- ���������' ��������� ''������������������"���������.'- #'  <-  -'i.'^v^' ��������� >'���������"'-���������!,'-< in) ',-imfl^* '0W*. 'HP-w^b ���������<���������������������������������������������'".  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Smith left to spend his Christinas vacation with his parents at  Port Ooi-iiitlam. !      '...-..''  Mr. Granger arrived ..Saturday from  GrVenwood to relieve Mr. Smith of  tlie local bank.  George Louden of Penticton was  river spending the week end on his  ranch on the Penticton road.  Mr.; and Mrs. L. A. Clarke left for  California where they will spend the  winter. They '.will-spend Christmas  day in Spokane.  D. J.* Iiinis, accompanied by his  mnther and Mrs. Foi bes of Hedley,  drove .over to Green Mountain on  Thursday the IStli. They returned the  following day.  i, Don't forget that you can have your  skates sharpened in first class shape at  Madore's, 'the", blacksmith. Skates!  $ .ates ! Skates ! get the edge put on  i-iein at the blacksmith shop. J. F.  M.-ulore, proprietor.  Robert McCurdy went out to Brides-  villi- last .Saturday to act as inspector  oi; vaccination certificates at the boundary. Ibis time he was sent out by  Dr. McEwen, of Hedley, who is acting  fiir the Dominion government.  Miss Scott left for the coast Monday  via Penticton to spend her Chiistinas  vacation. Great credit is due Miss  Scott for the interest and work she  dill in making the Christinas .entertainment tlie success it was. We wish  her a Merry Christinas and a -jolly  holiday.  Mr. and Mrs. Ferris arrived from Vancouver last week to make their home  here. Last summer Mr. Ferris acquired a lot which belonged to George  Cooper, who left for Vancouver. We  join in wishing our newest citizens a  mi.si pleasant and Merry Christmas  in their new surrounding.  Tlie little school, formerly called the  Kindergarten are doing very well  under the tuition of Mrs. L. A. Keeler.  They are doing very little kindergarten  work now and are taking the primary  work of the public school. Hubert  ��������� Frith passed into the second primer.  He will soon.be followed by Mary his  sister and also Ruth Vadei/ and .Jim  Emory.  .Lome Coleman arrived from Carmi  last Saturday ' the 20th and intends to  spend Christmas with his father.  Lor ne has been l mining the transit all  this last summer for OF. Shaw, C.E.,  who has been surveying land, that is  fit for agricultural purposes, for the  Provincial government on and near  the summit between the Kettle and  Okniiagaii Valleys.  The Dance given by Mr. and Mrs.  Frith in the Town Hall, Monday the  22rd. in honor of their sister (Mrs,  Fleming) and nieces, was one of  the greatest- pleasures their many  friends had the enjoyment of participating in. The Music was all that  could be desired and it was a merry  party that tripped the light fantastic  until the early hours of Tuesday morning. A tasty supper was provided by  the hosts. Mrs. Fleming and her  daughters will shortly leave for their  homo in  Winnipeg.  Tin.'   following  despatch    from   Mr.  D. J.  Doyle,   Supt. Marcus, Wash.- on  the C.N.R. has been posted.    '���������Effective December  23rd:   we will   establish  lri-\veekly   service    between    Oroville  and   Princeton., Tuesdays, Thursdays,  and Saturdays,   and will run   through  to Conhnont, Tuesdays and Saturdays."  How   many  of  the   residents  in   this  valley   think   this   looks   right?   Last  week we made   mention   that wc  did  ���������not think the Railway   would do it on  account of the mail con ti act, but, supposing that the   original mail contract  which we are  led to   beleve was a  triweekly  mail    service    has  not   been  changed to   daily, then  we think  the  people are   out of  luck,   especially,   if  there never was a daily mail   contract  with the railroad.    There is   no doubt,  the quarantine reirulations have had a  great deal to do with   this edict.   The  Boards of Trade in Hedley and Princeton and here will join   in passing  resolutions to be forwarded   to the   Railroad Company and then the   Railway  Commission.    Nevertheless Cheer up!  people,  a  train  comes  in   Christmas  Day.  The usual large crowd turned out to  the, Xmas Tree held in the Town Hall  on Friday the 19th. Each item on the  programme was -splendid ; the.' little  fellows did exceedingly well in the;1'  recitations and songs. The program'  was as follows: 1 Chorus, Merry  Christinas; 2 recitation, 'Greeting.��������� by  Fiances Gibson;' 3 recital ion, A Note  to Santa, Willie Thomson; I song.  Silent Night,' by three gills; 5 recitation, Pockets. Frankie Innis; G Why  not be Santa YoursClf, Ruth Vader; 7-  drill, Santa's Helpers, 'primary class,  Mrs. Keeler teacher ; S recitation,  Mike's Prayer, .Tames Clarke; 9 Hoop  Drill, by eight boys and girls; 10 Books,  Wallace Diindas; 11 recitation, The  Unwise Mail, Kenneth Robertson ; 12  song, AVide Awake, 'four boys; 13 recitation, The Longest Day, Lillian Gibson: 14 chorus; It came upon the midnight clear; 15 Santa Clans Drill, the.  primary-class;--10 recitation, Is Santa  Clans a Fake, Bennie Clark ; 17 song,  Christmas Morning, Oki and Mary  Schilstra; 18 recitation,The XmnVTic-e  Sunday School Boy, Lawrence Vader;  19 song, If You're Good, .lames and  Bennie Clarke ; 20 recitation, Poor  Santa, Primrose Thomson; 21 iecita-  tion, As One Man to Another, Jimniie  Emory; 22 chorus, Xmas All the-.Year;  23 Tableau, Simla's Wedding; 2-1 Xmas  Tree, Saiua appears dressed in a black  fur coat and hands out the presents to  the delighted youngsters.  Your correspondent never saw any  scorpions in Keremeos and has this  week been handed the following communication dealing with, the learned  professor's article in last week's issue  of the Gazette on "wood ticks":  THIS  CALIFORNIA  OI*  CANAnA  -In last week's Gazette 1 read with  great inteiestthe remarkable discovery of "tickparalysis" by Dr. Seymour  Haclwen, Dominion Pathologist to this  province. Now it seems just possible  that some intrepid prospector when  far from the fringe of our meagre  civilization might develop an attack of  inco-ordination of shanks ponies and  suspect he is locoed or seotoed and  may begin to scratch his diary before  cashing in, when suddenly remembering Dr. Hadwen's tick discovery get  busy locating these offending causative agents round the head, neck or  back and having removad these little  wood-ticks, some slightly larger than  a horse louse, the paralysis would  cease.  Dr. Hadwen's  allusion   to scorpions  being correlative   with the presence of  ticks at Kereineos  seems to have been  a stinging  remark to some real estate  holders,   but I think the* genial Doctor-  was  considerate  enough or  he might  have mentioned the fact that the large  number of rattle snakes  i.s due^trrthe  presence  of sage   brush,   oc'the  prolificacy  of skunks  in the'valley is commensurate   with   the decrease  of our  chickens, to  say nothing  of the  poisoned -oak     which   makes   susceptible  folks  swell   up  as  if  they   had   been  stung   by a cobra.    "However  certain  optimistic ones aie hopeful that when  Dr.   Hadwen   next  visits   the   banana  belt to study its natural plagues that in  his subsequent  report he will temporize  on the  advantages  of the nearest  dry belt as compared with those of the  nearest  wet belt  and that it will contain   some   pleasant truths  about  the  climate and its curative bracing ozone  that such   information might  come to  certain    Vancouver    people    afflicted  with the enervating effects of too much  aqua-continuous     (copyright   applied  for) or Scotch mist,   as great a  discovery as   tick-paralysis to  scientists.    It  is   confidently conceded that our eliiii-*  ate   will  attract   such people,   who  if  tliey  cannot  affprd   the   Inxiuy  of  a  permanent  residence,  could   stay  for  the   week   ends,   when the   trains  are  running  over the  Hope divide.    Here  they can  raise their dampened spirits  (without  the use   of Scotch) and clear  up   their  wheezy   breath and   broken  wind   in   the    stimulating    clear   atmosphere  of the   Siiiiilkaiuoen   valley  which  coupled with  the mild winters  makes   it the  most desirable   place of  resilience in Canada.    The Doctor will  not forget to mention   that there i.s an  unlimited quantity of this rarified air.  The. report  might also  include some  scientific  and   interesting facts  about  the curative properties of the Similkameen iiver,     Ever since the discovery  was   made in this valley of discoveries  by  a   migrating  hoboe  these  waters  have, been greatly patronized by some  people  who are  most emphatic about  its   virtues,and praise   its  antiseptic  properties continually. For the benefit of the skeptical who may doubt the  truth -of its antiseptic qualities they  are respectfully requested to ask the  Daly Reduction Company of Hedley.  There does seem to he some truth in'  the assertion for the legend has it,  that, the itinerant discoverer was cured of the itch and he found as a reward for his pains that the fish in the  stream were very conspicuous by their  absence. Anyhow new comeis would  n-jver regret their visit to where good  health is contagious in the California  of Canada better known as the Simil-  kameen Valle>*.      '  IN BAD ODOR  Prairie  Grain Growers'Whims Are  Disapproved of by Eastern Farmers.  Concerning the raid upon Ottawa  made last week by the Grain Growers'  Association for the prairie provinces,  Ontario fruit glowers, vegetable  growers'..and others in the eastern  provinces.-who follow mixed farming  were not long in formulating a reply  to the grain men.  A delegation of fruit growers and  stock raisers waited upon the government and their views are set forth  in the following-associated press despatch:  Ottawa, Dec. 1G.���������Opposing any interference with the tarriff, and expressing views quite the opposite to those  of the grain growers, a delegation of  Ontario fruit and livestock men interviewed the Government this afternoon.  They were introduced by Senator  Smith of Winona.Ont. He. held that  the arguments advanced in the morning did not represent the views of the  farmers, who in 1911 had declared  against reciprocity. If there was reason for rejecting reciprocity then they  were infinitely greater now.  Mr. Roland, president of the Ontario  Fruit Growers' Association,,urged that  the farmers of Ontario wished to maintain their home markets by protection,  Mr. Bole, Brampton, a huge stock  raiser, contended that the morning  delegation did not represent 1% of the  population.  The cry came mainly from people  who had done well under the tariff as  it is. He absolutely opposed any  change in the tariff, and urged the  maintenance of its stability.  Mr. DanielJohnston spoke strongly  against the tariff on fruit being reduced, arguing that it would lead to  extensive dumping of the American  products. Last year they had shipped  320,000 barrels of   apples to the West.  That the. free entry of foreign fruits  would be the death-knell to the fruit  industry in Niagara summarized the  argument of Mr. J. ft Armstrong of  Winona.  Mr. Robert Miller. :\. thorougbred  stock raiser,.argued that each country  should look after its own tariff.  Mr. Carpenter, Niagara, argued that  middlemen, and not the growers,- got  the profits of the fruit.  The Premier, in reply, simply staled  that the objects presented would be  considered from all possible points by.  the Government.  LOOSEN   OUT"  No matter what tightwads wc may have been during- the year, we must all loosen out a bit when  Christmas time comes around. We want our friends  to feel that we have some kindly, interest in them,  and the usual way of communicating that sentiment  is by some  Little' Act, of  F*������orrierr->Jbrs.rjce-  In our stock Aye have a hundred and one things that  will just lit in for that one little act.  Come- Around  and   Se-e= lA/heat lA/e- I-3e**.v-e  FRANK   RICHTER   ESTATE  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  CLOSING    OUT    SALE  As the Keremeos Land Company's Ranch has  been sold, all the Stock and Farm Implements  must  be disposed of.     Now is  your chance to  secure a Bargain.  .   HORSES  1 Bay Horse, 9 year old about 1400 lbs; 1 Chestnut  Mare, 10 years old about 1500 lbs; 1 black Mare, 0  year old in foal; 1 Bay Horse, 10 year old: 1 Bay  Mare, G year old with 6 month's colt; 1 Chestnut  Mare, 0 old; 1 Mare Colt, 15 months; 1 Horse colt  10 months; all in first-class shape,  FARM IMPLEMENTS  I spring-tooth harrow, 1 light draft harrow, 1 cir-"  cular harrow, 1 diamond drag harrow, 1 gang plow,  with 0-8n hold boards: 12 inch oak plow,. 2 mowing  machines, 1 hay rake, 2 wagons, 1 hay rack, 1 disc  harrow, 1 post ��������� hole digger, 1 blacksmith vice, 1  buggy, 2 sets of work harness, 1 set of single har-:  ness, picks, bars, shovels and other articles top numerous to mention.  ������  ������  ������  ���������������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  '������:  ;������  KEREMEOS LAND COMPANY  ������  *������-JS������-EJ-E&*-S5oi-I3S-S  ������.  ������  ������  MINING  NOTES  As the year closes the B. C. Copper  Company is showing renewed vigor  in its mining and smelling operations.  The third furnace at the Greenwood  smeller has breii blown in. The  company has made an important shipper out of the Queen Victoria mine at  Nelson, the production now amounting to over 8000 tons a wsek. The  company has increased its force, at  Greenwood by 125 men. Development of tile properties taken up in  the Similkameen continues to give  satisfactory results, so that a large  plant there, probably in the form of a  concentrator, seems assured at an  early date and the securing of power  rights points to preparations being  made for it. The company's consulting engineer from New York has been  out to look into the situation and we  may expect to have a. definite announcement on the subject erelong.  B. C. Copper is one of the soundest  companies operating in the province.  It is conservatively financed; and  when the properties now under development are in the producing stage  the company should become a regular  dividend payer.  J. A. BROWN  Notary Public  COXVKVANCING, CUSTOMS IJHOKURAC.E,  l'lHK  INSUKANCE  OFFICE  KEREMEOS. B.C.  R. H. ROGERS,  M.A., B.O.L.  BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,    ���������,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC  Vernon, B. C  Hotel Kereineos  Opposite G. N. Ii. Station  MRS.   A. F. KIRBY,   Proprietress.  H. C. N. ETCHES  is Agent for the Hedley Gazette in  Keremeos and authorized to book  Subscriptions and take  orders for  job work and advertising.  POST OFFICE,   KEREMEOS,  B. C.  KcrcmeosPcnticton  Royal Mail Horse and Auto Stage.  Establish ISO.-i  Leaves Penticton for Kereineos  on Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday returning alternative days  FARE ��������� Auto  Stage,   .$(5.00.      Horse  Stage, $1.    Horse Stage, 2nd class. $H.  Special   trips to  any point with  horses or auto made at any time  by arrangement.  W. E. WELBY, Prop., Penticton, B.C.  KBREMEOS-PEnTTlCT0f'|  ������ TWEDDCE'S I  AUTO -STiGE. SERVICE  Twiddle's  cars  are   corn fort-  able.    Tweddle's drivers  are experts.  No'delays. No accidents  Autos leave Penticton every morning- to connect with trains to Hedley.  Princeton.  Coalmont. Oroville and  all Boundary points.   ���������  "Leave .Kereineos for  Penticton on  arrival of Great Northern trains  FAltE��������� SING Ll<" $6.00  RKTUKX $11.00  Bagg-ngr. carried. Commercial trunks  arranged for  I'miik  the monotony of train and  bout, ti-iv/el and lake an auto trip.  When  you  arrive lit t'eiitii.-tou or  Keremeos ask for  TWEDDLE'S AUTO STAGE  Cars Call at all Hotels  SILKS  Large Assortment of choice Silk I H-ess  Goods, Silk handkerchiefs etc.  for sale at right prices  TOflMY SING, Keremeos  TUMP I'l'LLKIt.S Ol'AUAKTKKlt  Pulling green .stumps and trees 21 to  IS inches iliiiiiicti'i-, prices ������50.00 up.  (make your own terms). Our ������3.00  W'KLL-ltd KICK cup. 20 to ;*.0 feet  keep perdny, or -Kill post holes per  day.    (W1UTIC).    'nil'"   DliCUKST  ���������.S'l-. Pi;LLI0U AXI> TOOLS Al|.*<l.,  I'UrtX.SJDK liOAI). VICTOI.ilA.  li. C.  ADVERTISE   IN   THE    GAZETTE  Advertise in the  Hedley Gazette  and watch Results  SING LEE  Laundry, Contracting of all  kinds, Ditch digging-. Wood  Sawing, Clearing land, Cooking unci all kinds of Chinese  Labor. .  Kkkemeos, B.C.  General Blacksmith  and Woodworker  Horseshoeing a Specialty  All "Work Neatly and Promptly  - - - Executed   KEREMEOS,       -      British Columbia  imm^n^mtavu^MlUttTnCMmmnBIBB  SUBSCRIBE FOR THE   GAZETTE

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